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Dissolving of Prodigy : Time Ruins also Beauty

Theoretically, I should be kicking these guys' asses for cloning My Dying Bride's 'Turn Loose the Swans'. However I'm not going to do it, because they do it exceptionally well!

Dissolving of Prodigy know, like many Central European bands, how to make their music atmospheric without losing that heavy edge which is necessary in the dark metal realm. The professional use of flutes, violins and acoustic parts is a consequence of the musical maturity of this sadly overlooked band. Add to all this their enthousiasm and conviction about what they are doing, and you get this top notch atmospheric doom-death release.

After a very appropriate intro with acoustic guitars and wailing voice, the familiar doomy wall of sound takes us to the land of despair and sorrow in the first track 'The Land of Bird's Spirit'. Even more impressive is the opening sequence of the second track 'My Numb Wings'. In your face hand palm muted guitars and a deep grunt make place for an unconventional wall of sound guitar sequence, which sounds at the same time quite familiar to the ears (because it reminds of the almost atonal atmospheric romanticism of tracks like 'The Snow in My Hand' or 'Turn Loose the Swans', both belonging to MDB.'s finest moments).

That those guys also know how to use a violin, becomes evident in the third track, with its moving, sad violin intro. An overload of (unprofessionally used) violins, keyboards and other atmospheric equipment which comes straight from the book of 'romantic doom' has ruined many an album before, but bands like this Dissolving of Prodigy remind us that those instruments can be a worthy addition when used properly.

This album is not easy to find because of the quite poor distribution of their Czechian label. Nevertheless, I would recommend it to all atmospheric doom fans who can lay their hands on it.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. The Land of Bird's Spirit
2. My Numb Wings
3. Dazbog's Heart
4. Time Ruins also Beauty
5. The Gate to the Hereafter
6. Celebration of Trambled Flowers
7. Unfilled Longings
8. In Memory

Duration : Approx. 60 minutes

Visit the Dissolving of Prodigy bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
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