|AARRRRHHHH! There are not many vocalists with a more controversial vocal style than Marco from Deinonychus. His extreme lamentations are very raw and unaffected by any distortion effects, they actually sound so real, that they scare a lot of listeners off at first (like they did with me).|
The sound of this work can be described as depressive dark metal, but Marco's vocals add to it a love it or hate it edge. Although the song structures are pretty simple, the arrangements of the songs leave a pretty complicated impression. The keyboard work is subtle, but it definately adds depth and contributes to the depressive atmosphere of this album. All that wailing and those depressive lyrics make the comparison with gothic metal almost unavoidable, but Deinonychus' music sounds in my opinion much more real. It has not much to do with a "misery" image or the complaints about how tough life is from a spoiled, semi-grown up adult who didn't have any setbacks in his life, something which is unfortunately pretty common in the gothic genre.
'The Ark of Thought' is a recommendation for any doom fan, but listen to it first, as the vocals are very extreme and difficult to digest for many listeners.
1. Chrysanthemums in Bloom
3. My Days Until
4. Oceans of Soliloquy
5. Serpent of Old
7. The Fragrant Thorns of Roses
8. Birth and the Eleventh Moon
Duration : Approx. 50 minutes
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