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Lure Of Ephemeral Beauty

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Lure Of Ephemeral Beauty

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Release Date: 2012
Genre: Black, Experimental
1. Through The Supernova Remnant
3. Cyclic Anagnorisis
4. Room Nineteen
5. Sophist's Death: Legacy And Bitter Tears
6. Trauma 835
7. Sweet Melancholia
8. Les Sept Vertus Capitales
9. Handicapped Sex In A Mental Orgy
10. Aokigahara

Review by Maciek on February 24, 2013.

The album begins with intro which reminds a little of Avantasia or Rhapsody (of Fire). So it is quite shocking when you hear riffs from the second track sounding a lot like Dismal Euphony's "Autumn Leaves...", and that means that it sounds out-of-date. And basically that's the description of the style throughout the whole album. Guitars sound very flat, the female vocalist has very simple melody lines and they almost always sound a little out of tune. Same as guitars and strings in 'Room Nineteen' - it's so bad that my ears hurt after listening to it. The band's style is described as Post-Black-Metal, but unfortunately it's poorly performed Post-Black-Metal from late 90s. If you don't mind female vocalist singing in operatic style slightly out of tune and miss DE's album mentioned above very very much, then this might be album for you. It definitely doesn't appeal to me. If something is out of tune, I prefer it to be done deliberately, like the melody line of saxophone in Ministry's 'Nursing Home'.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 4
Atmosphere: 3
Production: 3
Originality: 2
Overall: 3

Rating: 3 out of 10