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Elliott's Keep : In Medias Res

From Denmark comes a three-piece that follow the paths of their neighbours, Candlemass, and Solitude Aeturnus. Furthermore, these guys are apparently not only friends of Rob Lowe, their vocalist, Ken, sounds exactly like him! Also, the lyrics are exactly as you'd expect from a band following Solitude Aeturnus' footsteps. (To the bands credit, they have added translations of all the Latin parts in the lyrics.) If I add occational growled sections and an aura of eastern mysticism (just like much of Solitude Aeturnus' material has) to the description then the portrait of their music is complete.

All too often I find that people seem to think that unoriginality is a sign of having no talent. If that were the case then the traditional doom scene should have been closed years ago. It's true that Ellilott's Keep do not bring much new to the scene, but I find that 'In Medias Res' is to me still one of the most fascinating albums of it's style since 'Adagio'. Especially the track 'Sedicare' will find itself being played repeatedly on my stereo. Therefore I'd encourage the reader to give the bands music a chance before considering them to be just another untalented clone.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Votus
2. Iter
3. Sedicare
4. Nameless
5. Black Wings
6. Kindred

Duration : Approx. 40 minutes.

Visit the Elliott's Keep bandpage.

Reviewed on 18-10-2009 by Arnstein Petersen
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