|Mythological Cold Towers used to be one of the big names in South American doom, but that is not the feeling that strikes you when you listen to the band's latest effort. In fact, it's questionable altogether why this album has been released on the Firedoom sublabel of Firebox.|
The reason for that is that the album is filled with five long tracks of melodic death/black in mostly mid-tempo. 'The Vanished Pantheon' is a hymn to long gone but apparently not forgotten gods, which makes this a pagan album with a twist, as it isn't your usual germanic or slavic heritage that's being extolled. In any case, while there's little doom in here, those gods can be pleased, as this is a very decent album in the genre. Although it's all a bit heavy on the keyboards side, and some of the 'heavy' semi-clean vocals are definately not my cup of tea, the five tracks are well produced and, above all, epic.
So, if you don't mind a bit of mainstreamish plodding death/black, this album is well worth checking out. If you're looking for doom, though, look elsewhere.
1. When The Solstice Reaches The Apogee
3. The Shine Of Lemurian Cataclysm
4. Ancestral Solar Emblem
5. The Vanished Pantheon
Duration : Approx. 49 minutes
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