•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.80/1
  • Album: Kauniinhauta
  • Year: 2003
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  • Finland

Here we go again with Black Metal! Already at a second album but still looking for an identity, I guess, despite the fact that all lyrics are exclusively in Finnish. If the voice means nothing to my tricky ears (screaming, aggressive but nothing too particular!), well there are some passages that remind me of that great In times Before The Light, COVENANT. In other words, I'd say that the Synth is used in a very intelligent manner and probably is the only instrument to sound professional. The guitars are rather modest and so is the battery. We have as well, from time to time, dome female vocals, suppurated atmospheric effects and Gothic elements which might please in an audition but definitely do not impress. If the tracks, per ensemble, seem to keep the same Nordic Black/Death Metal, well, the first track simply amazes making an entrance as if it was in TRISTANIA style while the last one follows a very rhythmic and melodic yet still simplistic line even if all contractual concepts are combined in an attractive way. I think it is worth it an audition but nothing more. Or maybe I am again to picky... as always actually...;