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Aphotic : Under Veil of Dark

One of the problems with getting two albums of the same band at the same time is, that it sometimes becomes hard to distinguish the two. Especially if both albums sound so alike you almost wonder why they did not press both Mcd's into one full length. Once more Aphotic has written multiple slightly Doomy Death-metal tracks with a strong Katatonia influence. This time however it is more the drumming than the guitar sections that remind me of Katatonia. I guess they felt like a little change?

Overall, the tempo is a bit more up than on their self-titled debut demo. The Mcd also offers a nice treat can be found in the soft chanting on the background on the track cleverly entitled 'Atmosphere'. But still this also leaves me with the problem that I don't have that much else to say about this release. We've got mid tempo Death-metal, we've got melody, we've got nice keyboard bits for atmosphere and we've got Katatonia worship. It is a recipy for very enjoyable and undemanding music. But unfortunately it's not sometimes you can spend hours talking about.

Aphotic is very enjoyable, sometimes atmospheric Death-metal and if you're in the mood for something light, I would recommend this for sure. Something if you want to take a break from all that heavy, depressing Doom without fully breaking away from the Doom-metal vibe.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Precipice
2. Under Veil of Endless Grey Sky
3. Atmosphere
4. Free Me

Duration : Approx. 16 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
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