Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review: Rise of Avernus' upcoming album "Dramatis Personæ"

For those who don't know, Rise of Avernus are a band from Australia who perform a unique style. They call it Orchestral Progressive Doom Metal but for Lachryma Christi it is much more than that. It is quite Doomy and almost experimental.
So Rise of Avernus are releasing a new album called Dramatis Personæ next month through Code666. Besides what was already said on the previous paragraph, the album is very dark and heavy and powerful. There are the orchestrations mostly of the time, which makes it sound very good, and certain details like the clean voice or the whispers  make each track very special. The only thing that could be dismissed is the female voice, but still matches and blends well with the rest.
On the track Acta Est Fabula you can hear the voice of the great Grutle Kjellson from Enslaved, which makes it even more special.
This is not entirely the thing of Lachryma Christi, and some of the orchestral bits remind a bit of Nightwish at times, but if you can put that aside, everything together is so good, it is difficult to be indifferent to it. Give it a listen. So good. So heavy, so profound, so great.

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