"Instrumental death metal" almost sounds like a contradiction in terms,
given that one of death metal's main selling points are the low, gruff
But, really, instrumental death metal is the best way to describe
Sclera, a one-man project from Australia run by one Rohan Ledger.
The style on Impaled Visions
tends toward the technical side,
with some nice riffing and tempo changes, though thankfully he
doesn't go overboard on changing riffs every half second.
The (programmed) drums are hit-and-miss -- at times expertly
arranged, but often sounding tinny and too obviously programmed
(though this might be more of a production issue).
To these ears, the absence of vocals is kind of refreshing, though
there will always be those who don't get into instrumental metal.
A pretty good first effort.
- Eye of the Martyr
- Crucified By Failure
- By His Hand
- Divine Lethality
- The Insignificance of Reality
- A Malignant Mentality
- Apocalyptic Chaos
- Paragon of Sin
- Impaled Visions
- Cosmic Egg
- Intelligent Design
- Messianic Prophecy
- The Miracle of Birth
- Enslavement of Humanity
- Omega Point