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Reviews Week 18 - 2017

07.05.17

SINLUST - SEA BLACK

Sinlust - Sea Black Dice 3

M & O Music, 28.04.17
French Sinlust debuted with the album Snow Black in 2011. The album's dark fantasy concept, authored by vocalist Firefrost, also resulted in the novel Noire Neige, released under the pen name Nicolas Skinner.
With the sequel, Sea Black, the story continues. A book titled Noire Mer will be published on Nats Editions in June.
The quartet from Brittany defines their style as epic heavy black metal. However, the music is more melodic than epic, and apart from vocals and certain riffs and rhythms, it doesn't have a lot in common with true bm.

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05.05.17

THE RUINS OF BEVERAST - EXUVIA

The Ruins Of Beverast - Exuvia Dice 4

Ván Records, 05.05.17
German The Ruins Of Beverast seemed to make an impact in the underground early in the career. It's rather unbelievable that the band only consist of Alexander von Meilenwald (Truppensturm, Nagelfar).

It took four years between the two previous albums, and the evolution had left its mark. The fourth album, Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer differed a bit from its predecessors, and Exuvia again tread more experimental paths.


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01.05.17

CRITICAL SOLUTION - BARBARA THE WITCH

Critical Solution - Barbara The Witch Dice 4

Crime Records, 28.04.17
The melodic Norwegian thrashers in Critical Solution is back, and this time it's fairytale time.
The quartet's third concept album anew presents a creepy story.
A dark story, apparently with roots in real events.

The band's previous release, sophomore Sleepwalker, was well received by yours truly near the end of 2015. The classic melody-based structures that the band uses has actually become something of a loss over the years.


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