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Read the review here:

http://www.doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=3542.

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what's the point of this "review"?

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You can blame the editor for requesting it :D

It was in the last Solitude promo pack, and I gave it just enough of a listen to figure it was one of those albums building on a core of 'Brave Murder Day' influences. Which it does have, in places.

Having listened to it a lot more thoroughly before posting the review, I do actually rather like it - as one of those obscure, enthusiastic and madly eclectic "very Italian" Italian releases - but that's based on my long-standing fondness for madly eclectic Italian bands rather than for any Doom qualities it purportedly possesses. In that, I do agree with Ian: it isn't at all Doom to me, and even for a BMM (rather than Solitude) release, it seems unusually far removed from their usual fare. So I guess the point is that it's a real 'caveat emptor': people may enjoy it, but it's unlikely to be because they're into Doom of any flavour...

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It's got a lot more in common with Katatonia or something than Nu Metal. Maybe Ian remembers Nu Metal being better than it was?

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Maybe. Though it's hard to imagine what sort of rose-tinted vision would recall Nu-metal as anything other than a seemingly-endless period of musical abomination... :D

I wouldn't really describe this as Nu-metal, but as someone who did spend a lot of time around the turn of the millennium with MTV UK on (mostly listening with half an ear and wishing something good would come on), I kind of get where Ian's coming from with the breakdowns and tempo changes. Thankfully, these guys don't go anywhere near the obligatory rubbish rap section, or pointless scratch-DJ nonsense that I remember as also being "vital" hallmarks of that period. Like I said, I quite like this, but if I'd listened to it properly earlier, I very much doubt I'd've asked anyone to review it!

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endemoniada_88 wrote:
You can blame the editor for requesting it :D



I like it too... maybe not much doom in it, but such a negative review is totally pointless, IMO... this is what I meant...

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I agree that the review does not really describe the album well, it's rather a short diatribe. On the other hand I also agree that the album is awful and the rating is justified=)


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