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Left Hand Solution : Fevered

Nuclear Blast advertises this band as a must for people who listen to The Gathering and Theatre of Tragedy. I agree that Left Hand Solution has some small similarities with the abovementioned bands, but still I think there is quite some difference.

Left Hand Solution combines the slow, downtuned guitar sound that we know of Type-o-Negative with the beautiful, sad and very melancholic voice of female vocalist Mariana. In contrast with both of the other abovementioned bands, the female vocals of Left Hand Solution are low, sad and rather alt than soprano. Melancholy, pain, suffering and sad feelings are the words that come to mind when hearing this album. Slow guitar melodies, sometimes a slight accelaration, weird melodic lines from time to time. Guitars are the most important instruments, sometimes a synth adds some atmosphere.

The last track of this album is quite something different though. On this song, the vocals are not done by Mariana. And it's a "little" heavier too. All in all I find this a very pleasant doom-metal release, which makes me long for more of this band.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Thorns
2. Fevered
3. The Wounds of Bitterness
4. Illusion
5. Angels With the Last Plagues
6. Scorns of Time
7. The Futile Passion
8. Memories (of the Tragedienne)
9. The Bleeding
10. Scarred

Duration : Approx. 50 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Arnstein H. Pettersen
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