Review from ZWareMetalen Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 18, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: ZWareMetalen
Published: July 13, 2013
*Google translation of Dutch review

Opener The Essential Components Of Misery does initially think of a weak infusion of Draconian . Not entirely surprising, the Australian Lycanthia is also shared female fronted and makes music that sounds like a fusion of slow death with doom, gothic and rock with a metal trim. The band has been around since 1997 and is therefore not a new player on the field.

Same opening track is immediately one of the two longest tracks on the disc and passes the nine minutes thick. Immediately the tone and put us dished everything from dual female vocal parts to quiet passages with string (read keyboards) and grim black metal vocals. Track two, entitled Eternity , is an instrumental interlude with the violin in the lead, the drop introductory track Forgone who picks up beautiful violin arrangement and processed in a slow doom gothic-like passage. Also on the rest of the album, the violin is often a major concern and contributes to a sad sound. The pace continues to hang over the album at a reasonably low rate, a fact that creates a kind of serenity in what we hear.

A band that defies comparison with many other groups, but despite a record has supplied not bored. However, you must keep in mind that the drive is nowhere inventive and the singers sound not unlike that of many bands in the same genre. Dark woolly, somewhat classic but especially very gothic.

Rating: 69/100
Reviewed by: Martijn Korremans

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Tags: lycanthia oligarchy gothic death-doom australian death metal female fronted violin draconian tristania 


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