Well on first listen I did not hate it!
I hear the term ‘Melodic Death Metal’ and I think In Flames, back when I was younger ‘Thrash Metal’ was the stepping stone for any new band but now it seems that ’Melodic Death Metal’ is that stepping stone and I’ll admit I tend to avoid most bands claiming to be ‘Melodic death metal’ but this time I was pleasantly surprised.
Every track is catchy and filled with a little bit of groove (Think Gojira) whilst holding on to the brutality that should come as standard with Death Metal. Somehow to Karnak Seti’s credit they do, do it very well. I partially enjoyed the change in pace on the track ‘Stranded by Existence’. I have found listening to In Harmonic Entropy the urge to dig out to early In Flames’ as the vocals are near identical. Through out every track it is made very clear that these guy from Portugal are very talented musicians, I have grown very keen on the bass playing during this album, as for me it is very rare that you can actually hear the bass clearly. The guitarists are tight and like to introduce a cheeky technical riff here and there. The melodic riff in ‘Collateral Dreams’ is beautiful and exceptionally played which just adds to their style. The drummer is good but I can’t help but feel there is a lot of room for progression, not only for the drummer but the whole band.
In Harmonic Entropy is exactly what you expect when you hear the words: Melodic and Death in the same sentence, and personally I feel these guys are wasting themselves on this area of metal. They are talented and I believe they have the ability in which to create something new, something a little bit more exciting and something to show off their talents.
01. Long Gone Shadow
02. Only Red Mist Descends
04. Among The Sleepless
05. Golden Age Of Downfalls
06. Luctor Et Emergo
07. Stranded By Existence*
08. Figureless Icons*
09. Collateral Dreams*