OCTOBER FALLS "The Womb Of Primordial Nature"

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OCTOBER FALLS "The Womb Of Primordial Nature"
  • Album: The Womb Of Primordial Nature
  • Year: 2008
  • Label: DEBEMUR MORTI
  • Artist: 
  • Finland

Mikko Lehto decided to leave the Folk Ambient scene that he has been supporting through his remarkable “Marras” album. “Sarastus” is to be counted here as well, a MCD just as atmospheric, if we are to relate to what Mikko was singing until now. Influences from early ULVER, TENHI, and EMPYRIUM are calmly and elegantly entwining with some harmonies similar to those of OCTOBER FALLS. Changing the label brought a major change in the band’s sound, and so we’ve got from Folk to a mix of Pagan Black Doom Metal, presenting Folk elements veiled in rhythms reminding of… ”Again Shall Be”, the fantastic HADES album, and also early KATATONIA. It is melodic, depressing too, also very rapid, with aggressive voices, fully atmospheric sequences… a finely coagulated album, elegant, a true pleasant surprise for 2008! Unfortunately, it is to short, as the four tracks seem to share the same structure even if they are highly processed and so the final feeling is that we are dealing with a continuous repetition. It doesn’t mean it upsets… it’s just that I was craving for more, especially from an artist that has proven so far that he knows what he wants. I have great expectations from Lehto though, especially as he co-opted studio musicians, among which we count MOONSORROW’s drummer! koti.welho.com