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Cemetery of Scream : The Event Horizon

The sentimental journey has ended, and Poland's Cemetery of Scream find themselves settled into their new musical roles: The gothic equivalent of ABBA. Genuine emotion has been gutted, replaced with cookie-cutter Eastern riffing, ridiculous Nu-Metalesque vocal stylings, and melodies fit for the average listener of the airwaves. 'The Event Horizon' is the sound of integrity gasping for breath, nearing a merciful death.

Once described as "Atmospheric Doom Metal", Cemetery of Scream can no longer lay claim to such a title - in some instances, moments on 'The Event Horizon' cannot even be described as Metal. I'd best describe this newer genesis of sound as 'dark pop', as these songs have a level of accessibility that simply will not be found on any Doom, or even Metal release.

The lyrical malady touched upon in previous reviews is still very much alive, and may inspire fits of laughter and mirth in the hearts of Doomsters everywhere. From Hinduism, Alchemy, and even to monasteries, there truly are some wayward phrases or topics certain to make even the blackest heart crack a smile. This of course may not be what the band ultimately intended.

Due to 'The Event Horizon's degree of accessibility, I cannot truly say I hate, or even dislike this album. Doom this is not, but this is a very catchy collection of music nonetheless. Cemetery Of Scream have fashioned themselves as merchants of safe, predictable music, which in today's society may have assured them the success they so obviously crave.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Prophet
2. Ganges
3. Komatrance
4. On The Border
5. Cold Obsession
6. Absinthe
7. The Secret Window
8. Brutal Ground
9. In His Room
10. Where Next

Duration : Approx. 45 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Timothy Coleman
Forever Autumn
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