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Paganus : promo2007

Paganus is a five piece (they count their programmer as a band member) from Hamina, Finland. They have previously released a live demo, but this is their first studio production. It was recorded six years after the bands original foundation in the year 2000. In the end the years of waiting reached the magic number of seven, and in early 2007 it was released.

The music is very distinctly a kind of doom/death with an emphasis on the rough and the ugly. The name suggests a pagan influence, but there is not even a hint of such a thing in the music. This is more in the vein of diSEMBOWELMENT, late Runemagick, and Winter. It plods along with a flesh ripping aggression and an occasional odd section. Not unexpectedly the theme is all about death and destruction, with a hint of suffering. This one clearly belongs in the extreme category.

This is not music for the depressed. This is neck-wringing violence in a very slow package. Those who want decent doom/death without all that melody or weeping stuff might want to try this. A full length is currently in production and if it's anything like this, then fans of the three aforementioned will have something to look forward to. This is a standard package, but it's got most of what is needed to satisfy a fan of oldschool doom/death.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Paganus
2. Skullsplitter

Duration : Approx. 23 minutes.

Visit the Paganus bandpage.

Reviewed on 22-08-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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