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Deinonychus : Mournument

I am reviewing this album on a very advanced CD-r copy of the album (at this date of this writing the release date is still unknown and probably a far way of due to release problems) but I just felt like sharing my enthousiasm about it.

'Mournument' promises to be Marco and Co.'s best album to date. Departing with the desolate intro 'Pluto's Ovoid Orbit' the album truly starts with 'Salus Decieved', a song so sad, melancholic and downright painful you start to wonder if it is humanly possibly to hurt this much. Marco's vocals are as tortured as always and sound so desperate it is hard to be left untouched by them.

Compared to the previous albums the music has become slower and lost almost all traces of Deinonychus' black-metal past. In fact because the music is so slow at times and because of the use of mournful keyboards (or a church bell), one might classify those parts as funeral doom. The faster parts keep the album flowing at a steady pace and make sure it never gets boring.

Aside from the normal tracks one can also find a splendidly done cover of the Candlemass track 'Ancient Dreams' on the album, of course interpretated in the Deinonychus way but still recognisable.

I don't actually think it is possible to put the pain and the sorrow on this album into words, you just need to experience it yourself. Suicide music in its purest form!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Pluto's Ovoid Orbit
2. Salus Deceived
3. Odourless Alliance
4. Tantalised In This Labyrinth
5. The Crimson Tides - Oceans Of Soliloquy Pt.II
6. Selek From Menes
7. A Misleading Scenario
8. The Obscure Process Of Metamorphous
9. Arrival In Mesopotamia
10. Ancient Dreams
11. Ascension - The 40th Day After Eastern

Duration : Approx. 57 minutes

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