"Breeding a Divinity" (Kolony; 2008)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter


Hailing from Italy, Fightcast are new entrants into the melodic death metal genre. “Breeding a Divinity” is the band’s first full-length album that follows their self-produced demo from a few years back. For what it’s worth, “Breeding a Divinity” is the debut release from Kolony Records.

“Breeding a Divinity” represents a set of competently played, sufficiently energetic melodic death metal songs. For a genre that got its start in the small town of Gothenburg, Sweden more than a decade ago it’s amazing to consider the world-wide impact melodic death metal has had on inspiring new musicians.

It’s clear that Fightcast have infused their sound with the heavyweights of the genre – this is fine for some, but may turn off those already fatigued by the now-saturated melodic death metal sound. The band’s effort isn’t enough to save an overcrowded genre, but it is solid and easy to listen to.

Fightcast sounds most like Soilwork although the band draws equally (and expertly) from the similar but unique sounds of Killswitch Engage and In Flames.

“Breeding a Divinity” was produced by Fightcast.

Fightcast: Filippo Tellerini on vocals, Stefano and Albert Casadei on guitars, Francesco Vicini on bass, and Marco Biondi on drums.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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