Review from: Alterrnativ Musik

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 29, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: Alternativ Musik
Published: April 29, 2013
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*Google translation of German review

Oh, a gothic metal album with a female singer - how exciting! And then also a record cover, which somehow looks like cutscenes from computer games of the 90s. Has not already been said and done with Nightwish and countless high fluctuating epigones everything? You could definitely see that in Lycanthia it's just not so simple, because behind the visually appealing not just cover hides quite a good album. Not only because Lycanthia as long as Nightwish exist, they also know how to give the genre entirely new nuances and thereby to rely on the original meaning of Gothic: morbid mood, darkness and cold.

This also means that you go into metal realms that are more likely attributable to the Doom and Black Metal. A mixture of world-weariness and despair is spreading, while the successful song, although standard in the genre, sometimes highlights the mood, occasionally also provides a contrast when it seems to float above the music.

A quite appealing album that is worth discovering. Who holds Epica, Within Temptation and other bands at best, tolerated the Lycanthia should lend his ear, he will not regret it.

Reviewed by: Marius Meyer

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: lycanthia oligarchy within these walls epica within temptation draconian gothic doom metal death 


Released: April 7, 2013
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Gothic Death-Doom Metal