Review from Peek-a-boo Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Under: English
From: Peek-a-boo Magazine
Published: March 26, 2015

The debut EP of this New Zealand/Australian gothic-doom metal band has some elements from Type O Negative in its music. The self-released EP is out for some 6 months, but I wanted to review it anyway. Especially because they have now a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Prod, that will release their debut internationally.

This EP shows us the many qualties of the trio. Growls are interpersed with vocal lines.There is much variation in the numbers in terms of rhythm, structure and the use of instruments.

Starters August Price and Starless both have unexpected transitions, gothic elements (haprsichord, synth sounds…), nice drum patterns and attractive melodies.

Nibelheim also has unexpected twist and turns, but it feels a little bit too forced. It seems like they want to throw all their good ideas in one song. Beneath the Cover of Night is a rather slow gothic metal song, but after some weird synth play it ends with a doom final.

This release is a melodic EP with many variations. I look forward to the full album of this band

Rating: 86/100
Reviewed by: Wim Guillemyn

In : English 

Tags: orphans of dusk  revenant  doom metal  blackened doom metal  atmospheric doom metal  death-doom metal  gothic doom metal  new zealand doom metal 

  Released: March 10, 2015
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Genre: Doom Metal