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The Death of Death


Artist: Playgrounded
Label: Pelagic Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 18 March 2022

Greece-based modern progressive metal band Playgrounded release their sophomore album, The Death of Death, via Pelagic Records...

Over the course of this album's 6 tracks (39 min, 55 sec) Playgrounded constantly reinvent themselves. It's a direction I totally went with. It's a diverse album which celebrates many aspects of the metal genre without sounding cliched or getting stuck in a rut. I'd even go as far as to suggest this as an album to introduce someone to the genre.

Of course, more hardened fans of the genre may find this a little too soft, bordering on AOR, but there's a raw energy and attention to detail that can't be ignored.


Nick Smithson

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