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Saturnus : Paradise Belongs To You



The album cover, showing a dead deer buried under the snow, prepares the listener for what has to come. Except the incredible artwork, this band from Denmark offers the doom lover more than an hour of icecold, melancholic doom metal the way only Northern European bands can play. Atmospheric keyboards, heavy guitars, a deep grunt alternated with whispering vocals and some beautiful acoustic parts: the ingredients of a dream so sad... but also so beautiful.

There are some references to the sound of My Dying Bride ('Turn Lose the Swans'- and 'The Angel and the Dark River'-era), but Saturnus has an own identity, and besides it's very difficult to be an atmospheric doom band without being influenced by My Dying Bride.

This is a very melodic album, although the heaviness of this work makes those melodies sound very elancholic and pessimistic. Before you know it, 68 minutes of the most tragical romanticism are over, the dream is gone with a silent whisper... Paradise belongs to you.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

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Tracklist :
1. Paradise Belongs To You
2. Christ Goodbye
3. As We Dance The Paths Of Fire And Solace
4. Pilgrimmage Of Sorrow
5. The Fall of Nakkiel (Nakkiel Has Fallen)
6. Astral Dawn
7. I Love Thee
8. The Underworld
9. Lament For This Treacherous World

Duration : Approx. 68 minutes.

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
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