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Apostle Of Solitude : Last Sunrise

Sincerest Misery, the previous album of the American Doom band, is one of the best Doom albums of the past decade. The kind of master-print to which this Last Sunrise would inevitably be compared. And let's be honest, the miracle has not be repeated: Last Sunrise is not as good as Sincerest Misery. But damn better than almost any album of its kind released within the last 12 months.

Again, the Indianapolis foursome crushes the competition (right in your teeth, The Gates Of Slumber!) with heavy riffs, carved in the best of U.S. Power Metal of the early 80s. Last Sunrise is the musical equivalent of a Mike Tyson on crack whom someone would have just told you were the one who screwed his wife. Get ready to be severly punched on the face, as this album is filled to the brim with pieces of bravura.

The band does not hesitate one second to accelerate the pace to beat your head with pure Heavy Metal in the old way (the amazing 'Hunter Sick Rapture' and 'Frontiers Of Pain') in order to better seduce you with more traditional songs (great use of the piano on 'December Drives Me To Tears'). Do not be fooled by the most hideous artwork for the CD, because youd miss with Last Sunrise one of the major Doom albums of 2010.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Last Sunrise (Requiem)
2. Acknowledging the Demon
3. Other Voices
4. Letting Go of the Wheel
5. Hunter Sick Rapture
6. December Drives Me to Tears
7. Sister Cruel
8. Frontiers of Pain
9. Coldest Love

Duration : Approx. 54 minutes

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Reviewed on 22-10-2010 by Laurent Lignon
Aesthetic Death
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