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Wraith of the Ropes : The Red Door

This CDr was produced in a limited number of 120 and given away as a free bonus to those who bought the album 'Ada' directly from the band. The cover art should be unique on each copy because the red color on the image is actually real paint that has been allowed to drip onto it. A fancy touch that sort of gives it a slightly more personal feel.

All the tracks on this release are unique and will most likely never be re-released. 'Ada (The Red Door)' is the demo version of the track that is to appear on the band's next album. The remaining tracks are cover songs. 'Halloween' is the title track from the film with the same name and was originally created by John Carpenter. Because it fits so well with the funeral doom guitars, it is definitely one of the highlights of the CDr. 'The Figurehead' was originally performed by The Cure. 'Black Sabbath (Including Cornucopia & Under the Sun)' is a medley of the three tracks with the same name, all of which were originally performed by Black Sabbath (obviously). Played with very black elements, it gives the old tracks a new and more sinister aura. At the same time it remains very true to the originals. Finally 'Suspiria' was originally performed by Goblin for Dario Argento's movie, Suspiria. Yet another proof that funeral doom with pianos make ideal horror music.

Due to its very limited release it will be tough to get hold of one of these. Nevertheless I would encourage everyone into funeral doom or black metal to do so. Wraith of the Ropes was one of the most impressive debuts in 2005 and their standard hasn't been lowered here. Also the band has revealed that the next album will be a black metal release rather than doom metal. In other words, there might be a long time until you hear a new doom track by Wraith of the Ropes.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Halloween
2. Ada (The Red Door)
3. The Figurehead
4. Black Sabbath (Including Cornucopia & Under the Sun)
5. Suspiria

Duration : Approx. 27 minutes.

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Reviewed on 27-04-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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