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Autumnia are back 
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Well, that is a nice surprise! I thought that the band were done for good, but out of nowhere - a new album will be out this year and the first song is already online.

My first impressions are a bit mixed - the guitar and the grunts are great as ever. But the violin has much less presence (at least on this track), used only as a break, and the music suffers quite a lot from this loss. There are also some weird and underwhelming sparkling keyboards here and there.

I'm definitely excited to hear the whole thing. The first song bears the name of their last album, possibly to signify the same direction, which is great, but since I judge every Slavic melodic doom album by it, I do not think the new one will be able to surpass it.




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Indeed it's a tad disappointing, a bit too subdue. The guitar sound is very recognizable though, but it leaves dissatisfied, as though they got afraid to let it loose completely. I hope the other songs will be more captivating.

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baphomet wrote:
Indeed it's a tad disappointing, a bit too subdue. The guitar sound is very recognizable though, but it leaves dissatisfied, as though they got afraid to let it loose completely. I hope the other songs will be more captivating.


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Another track is out, the first real song from the album and the longest one and it is even more of a mix bag - at times it is so bad I literally can not believe it - awful chugging guitars, bland symphonic arrangements, pretty fast rhythm. When it goes into more familiar Autumnia territory it is really amazing with the wonderful grunts and the slow lead guitar, but most of the song is simply unexciting. Pity, this track makes me even more worried about the whole album.




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underwhelming. The keyboards sound cheap and I don't see a clear backbone to the song: it seems to flow randomly...

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They were never an A-tier band to start with though. But this is really quite awful.


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