Cemetery of Scream "The Event Horizon"

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Cemetery of Scream "The Event Horizon"
  • Album: The Event Horizon
  • Year: 2006
  • Label: METAL MIND
  • Artist: 
  • Poland

I remember I loved the "Sameone" debut some 13 years ago, when I bought the tape right from a shop in Poland. Afterwards "Melancholy" sounded pretty nice, as it was a proof of Doom Death Metal elegance and inspiration. Starting with "Deeppression", the music displayed the lack of consistency, while "Fin De Siecle" and the "Prelude to a Sentimental Journey" LP turned out as self - effacing, in a fit of allure absence. I used to believe that it will worth waiting for this new album: yet, the finding is rather confusing, as I found no delight in the latest masculine vocalist (it reminded me about the old PYOGENESIS and I also sensed some METALLICA influences). To put it bluntly, I wasn't expecting for these veterans to embrace such a radical change, over enhancing Progressive's tunes and trolls out of the music. The keyboard is still bombastic, and the guitars try to disguise into Metal, but the album solely outlines me feebleness and no strength at all! I don't want to get too harsh on it, but I sense this band's battery is flat, at least as far as the inspiration is concerned!

Sharing the same outset as ANATHEMA, PARADISE LOST, MY DYING BRIDE or KATATONIA, COS seemed the perfect Eastern Europe cue. Every one of the bands above mentioned experienced a style change during the past years, including COS. I have no idea which one of them survived and keeps on living the present... my guess is that solely MY DYING BRIDE succeeded! At least COS didn't, that's for sure! However, let's take a look at the positive pole, weak as it is: a very well mixed album, presenting a complex and synchronized orchestration, while the atmospheric element veils the sound... here and there the feminine voice emerges with the same exotic mark we've found on the former albums. The cover's layout is special, bringing out a scent of KATATONIA's imagery. We are dealing with a material placed on the average layer of Doom Death Metal sonorities, still one that deserved to be listened, at least for the sake of these 15 years of existence. Eventually, concentrate yourselves on the orchestration, it's a good one.