Review from Skartnak Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 5, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Skartnak Webzine
Published: May 5, 2012
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*Google translation of French review

After two albums released in God Is Myth ('Songs of Remorse "and" Life Failures Made Music '), Stroszek goes out with 'sound graveyard bound' his third album, Hypnotic Dirge Records at this time. Those who are already familiar with the music of Stroszek notice that the change of the fine has not had a major impact on the sound of gorupe: Claudio Alcara remains faithful to the folk project he leads in parallel to his group of black metal Frostmoon Eclipse. Overall quite similar to the previous 'Life Failures Made Music', 'Graveyard Sound Bound' features tracks where the acoustic guitar is mistress, supported by a discreet bass and drums (the game more influenced by the metal only by occasional percussionists Bob Dylan). The song about him comes down to whispers, murmurs, no sketching rarely a real melody. Indeed, they are already in the hands of inspired guitar, and in fact contain all the interest group. Sometimes creating intimate atmospheres, by for example, from drum and bass on "If The World Had not Gone Insane ', sometimes charging power by switching the distortion, thereby creating a stark contrast (and effective) with the stifled sweetness that dominates in general, the guitars are successful most of the time to transport the listener into the heart of the land of gray melancholy. If the album maintains a certain consistency that could make it a little boring, tries to avoid Alcara boredom by working the rhythm part, which will make it sometimes a little wobbly, like on 'Crows'. Compared to 'Life Failures Made Music', the "highlights" (where acoustic guitars leave) are much more common, each piece in a loose, sometimes crowned with a solo. The album loses in intimacy, but to greater efficiency as well as accessibility. The melodies are rarely perhaps surprising, however, they are also rarely dull or uninspired, avoiding the bombast as minimalism. While Alcara, more marked than in the folk metal, seems to address a wider audience This will probably end the same metalheads fond of the melancholy of bands like Drudkh, Falloch and others who are most likely to appreciate the nostalgic lyricism of Stroszek. They have the advantage of not being cooled by the whispered vocals (and sometimes boring), or by feeling the shoegaze / black metal that is felt all the same, in subtle ways. See 'Sound Graveyard Bound' as a black metal album of acoustic, soft, and intimate, listening quietly, my heart opened. 

Reviewed by: Loulou 

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: stroszek sound graveyard bound life failures made music claudio alcara frostmoon eclipse acoustic country folk black metal melancholy all the bad days in the world 


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