Review from Headbang Music

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 6, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: Headbang Music
Published: June 1, 2013
*Google translation of Italian review

Every now and then from Australia comes out some gothic reality out of the norm, even though the Lycanthia are not exactly newbies since the first demo was in 1997 while the first full in 1999. Then the little or nothing for years and years (only an EP in 2006) until you get to this Oligarchy first self-produced, then backed by Hypnotic Dirge Records that could not let him perish rightly long in waters anonymous. I Lycanthia play gothic / doom old mold, clearly inspired by the first chapter Tristania we pack a disc from the romantic flavor and deep, something that every fan of the genre should definitely not be missed. The name Megan Tassaker among the many things to say little, but I am also sure that someone will remember the Avrigus and all the good material they produced in their career (purchase even more obliged in this case.) The demonstration of devotion to a generally getting more into disuse is contained in the first The Essential Components of Misery , the most beautiful song according to my taste, where the joints appear divine voice, he abrasive, her ethereal and dramatic, on the whole we find to tie pompous keyboards and piano parts that stop all in an imaginary and seductive slow motion (not to mention a final part that cradles you gently until the conclusion). forgone it falls even more in the field Widow's Weeds , violins impose themselves in all their beauty and the rest if it comes from. 's power Oligarchy is to demonstrate again that "hunger" that is typical of a band in the early stages, you immediately feel a certain roughness, the do not want to compromise to make themselves more attractive. Everything is so gorgeous but a "negative" that's good, be dark, bloody and sad, this is what most of all press them and you hear it out several times on every song. To help in what we think is also a production "nebula" able to emphasize first of the two voices and then the union of these with the rest of the orchestra (in particular, I really like the sound of guitars.) If the Wheel Ablaze Turns speeds up things a little bit Despondency in Growing and Time Feeds These Wounds think to reject them on the liturgical rhythms and "timeless" (the second is strategic interpretative how tragic.) Hair of the Beast calls into orbit violins and does not take much to understand how much class to be equipped with user submissions, From Ancestral Lands instead held for closing some of the best vocals of the disc ("now i wonder, and i wander" I long resonates in the head for example). Oligarchy is not a good way to come back after all these years, is a great way to do it, some little pause (nothing to worry about) prevents me-for very, very little-to increase the rating to levels that are grazed several times, but if you continue to work so there will be no problems.

Rating: 7/10
Reviewed by: Dukefog

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: lycanthia oligarchy gothic death-doom metal atmospheric female fronted keyboards violin draconian theatre of tragedy 


Released: April 7, 2013
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Gothic Death-Doom Metal