genre : atmospheric/symphonic death
similar bands : Orphanage, Dark Lunacy, Eternal Tears of Sorrow
origin : Russia
strong spot : songwriting, clever use of the violin virtuoso
weak spot : production is a bit weak (especially when symphonic sounds are not present)
This is strange...I was acquainted to this band through a fake link for the latest album by Dark Lunacy and oddly enough I liked this album more than the Dark Lunacy's one. Everything works fine here, the arrangements and the songwriting are compelling and result in a very coherent and mature album, full of melodies and songs that stick to your mind.''Judgemet of tormented souls'' is straightforwardly fun, without parts that are too complicated and boring. The band also tries to enrich their minor/major compositions with chords and scales that are not overused in this genre and they do it fine because they simply know how to compose good music.
9,1 out of 10 goatheads
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