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Dark Plague
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Sadism
[Elegy Records 2016]

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          Sadism was recorded in 2016 and released February 18, 2017. This is very traditional straight forward black metal. Very fast and screechy. I was bored by this CD until the third track when things started to get more interesting. There was more range in vocal style and more melody, not to mention bits that stood out, not swallowed by the relentless speed. Don't get me wrong, some people love this obsessive speed, but it doesn't do much for me. I think the feeling gets lost. I also think this vocal style can be annoying. I'm not a fan of this screechy style at all. Sometimes the vocalist changes his style and it sounds much better to my ears, but overall the vocals kill this for me. This CD definitely has some cool parts showing good potential, but it needs more feeling and variation.

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    [Above: Artwork by Thomas Trigueiro-Pires]

    Label Website:

    www.elegyrecords.com


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    Tir
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    Mountains
    [Elegy Records 2016]

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          This release is entirely syth based, and although I would have liked to have heard some sort of vocals added to this, it was pretty good regardless. By the time the fourth track, Forest of Gloom, rolled around the CD had created a nice atmosphere. Some of the songs have a folkish sound to them, while others have a dark ambience. Each track stands out on its own nicely, with good atmopheres and melodies. The bonus track - Satan's Rule - is very different from the rest. It has gutteral sounding vocals and guitars. I'm not sure if this is from a demo or what, but I really liked it overall. An interesting release from a rather mysterious band and I'd like to hear more.

    [Above: inside/CD tray - the way that I understand it the text inversion was some sort of factory error.]

    Label Website:

    www.elegyrecords.com


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