SOMNUS "Through Creation's End"

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SOMNUS "Through Creation's End"
  • Album: Through Creation's End
  • Year: 2002
  • Label: ROOT OF ALL EVIL
  • Artist: 
  • United States

Quite a nice designation for a band! The American band has now scored the second album, released at the same label as the first one. SOMNUS is a pleasant surprise even if what they play for the moment has been already intensely consumed in Europe...more than 5-6 years ago. Which is: a Death Metal structure with a diabolic male voice and guitars in Morrisound style; the musicians added as well a keyboard, reminding of first THE GATHERING, and a female voice generating a nice contrast of some more melodic parts. It doesn't sound bad at all and I took pleasure in listening to it. The Americans conceived and executed tracks with a certain seriousness and strictness. It is a technical Death Metal encircled with melodic, Gothic, atmospheric ingredients and progressive ones as well while there are also imposing guitars' solos and a battery with elaborated roll passes. What else can I say? Excellent implementations as these Americans are in truth talented! The female voice excels not in bright inflexions but neither bothering ones. The CD includes an interesting video-clip, so, all in all, the album is worthy every little penny.