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The Loss Of Beauty

Italy Country of Origin: Italy

1. Transitory
2. Destination Woe
3. The Last Flower
4. Darkness Won't Take Me
5. Nothing Left To Burn
6. Old Scars
7. The First Son
8. A Nature In Disguise
9. My Darkest Years
10. Fading As One
11. A New Death Is Born
12. Underwater Oddity
13. Blazing Sunlight

Review by Adam M on February 8, 2023.

This album has an old school Paradise Lost vibe to it combined with tons of In Mourning feel that makes the music emotional and heartfelt and carries a weight of sadness with it. The pure motivational quality of the sound is very touching and carries you forward with the melodies that really shine through while having a very wide array of influences. Music featured on this album really shines through and makes this a very nice album to listen to and will also win you over and have you fall in love with the band quickly.

In terms of musicianship, the guitars feature a melodious edge to them that is a highlight here, but combined with the deep growl and singing that is clean, it makes for a grand type of impact with its tone and is boosting this record into higher planes and makes it quite wondrous to behold. The drumming and bass are solid and lay a proper rumble to the foundation and to what is being presented so all in all, the musicianship on the album is great and made for another highlight to the disc. As a matter of fact it all gels together nicely into a highly morose melodic epic.

In my opinion, if there is a flaw to be found in the album, it lies in how at some moments it sounds sort of syrupy and trying to pull on emotional strings that aren’t there. This leads to bringing the emotions down a little, but this is still very potent stuff. It is a highly entertaining set of songs that comes together well nonetheless and leads to an emotional impact upon the listener. Fans of melancholic doom metal will find a lot to like here.

Rating: 7.2 out of 10