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Doomshine : Shining in Solitude

All the people out there who love bands like Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus should check this great band from Germany. Their debut 7’’ vinyl on Metal Supremacy was a great surprise for me. It includes two tracks of melodic melancholic doom metal with a serious epic touch.

The first track is called 'Nothing Hurts But Solitude'. Characteristic doom metal riffs, slow to mid tempos, melodic guitar solos and of course the great vocals are most important features of this track. Almost the same could be said about the second track of this release entitled 'Shine On Sad Angel'; in addition, this track is much more melancholic and painted in violet and black musical colours. In both tracks the band manages to create a melancholic atmosphere that is given to the listener under a heavy, musical background with an epic touch that gives the tracks a 'special' musical personality.

I think that the German doom metal scene should be proud of this band as well as of their other doomsters like Mirror Of Deception, Dawn Of Winter, etc. Here I must point out that the band will release its debut under the label of Iron Glory records (hail!). The album will be released on June 2004 and it will be entitled 'Thy Kingdom Come'. People out there can get a first taste of the album by visiting www.doomshine.de and downloading the track 'Light A Candle For Me'. The track is simply great and I am sure that when the album will be released, it will be for sure hailed as a masterpiece. Until then do your doomed self a favour and grab this piece of vinyl as soon as possible. Visit www.ancientarts.de or www.doomshine.de for more info.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. When Nothing Hurts But Solitude
2. Shine On Sad Angel

Duration : Approx. 15 minutes

Visit the Doomshine bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Chris Papadakis
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