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Loss : Life Without Hope... ...Death Without Reason

This is a re-release of the demo with the same name. The original release in 2004 contained the three first tracks. The last two are live recordings made at The End in Nashville, june the 11th 2004. A little piece of trivia is that the Katatonia cover features Lord Imperial, from the black metal band Krieg, on guest vocals.

The first three tracks have been reviewed by Matt Zuchowski earlier (here). I would like to add that I find them to be calm, nihilistic and utterly depressive. I would also drag in comparisons with Katatonia and Nortt. The rest of the information has already been well described in the earlier review. Have a peek at that one if you want to know more.

The last two tracks were recorded before the actual demo. They mainly differ from the others in their increased black metal elements and guitars that sound far more raw. This makes the music aggressive rather than depressive. It's still deep and doomy, but with much more of a bite. The recording itself is of low quality and a higher quality recording might make all of this sound a lot better.

Loss is a band that might appeal to Worship fans, or anyone else that is into music that is both extreme and depressive at the same time. At least you won't find yourself thinking "this is not negative enough".

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Coffin Nails (Intromancy)
2. Conceptual Funeralism Unto The Final Act (Of Being)
3. Cut-Up, Depressed And Alone
4. Brave (Katatonia Cover)
5. The Barebacked Burial Of A Torn Angel

Duration : Approx. 35 minutes

Visit the Loss bandpage.

Reviewed on 25-05-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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