|In 2003, Bloody Wings sent in their first promo to us. A lot has changed since then, and the Italian band have made big step forward with their first self-released CD.|
The style is still the same: doom/death, with relatively little frills, except for the use of - surprisingly - very good violin playing in some parts. The keyboards are also used, but thankfully they are put in a good place in the mix, so that they do not overpower the other instruments, as is the case with some artists. The production is immensely better than on the promo, although it is still a bit lacking compared to that of signed artists.
The album begins with a keyboard intro reminiscent of My Dying Bride's 'Silent Dance'. Towards the end of the song, the violin kicks in with an eerie melody. The rest of the CD consists of slow doom/death with excellent deep growls and heavy riffs with occasional leads and violin. Here and there a few faster parts are present. Sadly, in some parts, there is a tad too little variation in the songs, which keeps this album from reaching a higher level.
With this release, Bloody Wings have proven capable of a huge improvement over the previous work. While this is still not very original music, and there are a few points which need to be worked on, the band can be satisfied with their latest effort. Keep going, I'd say, and we'll see what these Italians come up with in another two years. Until then, lovers of underground doom/death might want to check this one out; chances are you'll like it.
1. Forever This Misery
2. Tears Of Flesh
3. Turn Down The Cross
4. Stranger To Your Sun
5. A World Without Us To Bow
6. Monologue Of A Vampire
Duration : Approx. 44 minutes
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