MetalBite Review by Denis on 12/26/2002
Many of you have been waiting for quite a while to have a new album from the Limbonic Artists. Many of you have heard a lot of good things regarding this band. Maybe, if you are like me, you may never have had a chance to hear any music from them up until now. Well, for all of the above-mentioned folk, the wait is over. This is it folks! It has finally come to reality, the latest and long awaited for work from Daemon and Morfeus and I don't believe anyone who's into any type of metal can seriously say that this is not very good and still be able to sleep at night or look at him or herself in a mirror any more!
The magic of this album lies in its schizophrenic personality. Yes indeed, it is a multifaceted recording and no matter what angle you look at it, you'll find something for your liking. So what about the music that can be found on this CD? A bit hard to describe but I can say that it is an impressive blend of black metal with a powerful rhythmic section, progressive arrangements, great keyboards and a voice that will haunt you wherever you may try to hide.
The definitive highlight of this album is the trilogy on tracks 3, 4 and 5. Starting with 'Purgatorial Agony'
, being like a horror movie soundtrack with a dark electronic intro, samplings, screams, sadistic spoken words all of this creating a horrifying mood. Thus leading you right 'Towards the Oblivion of Dreams'; weapons samplings, dark keys, voices and sadistic laughter but that's only the beginning since the following elements are just about to enter: the keyboards partitions turns symphonic, the voices are screaming, awesome doom riffs make their appearance, the percussion is super fast. This madness stops briefly for something great and scary before the speed mode resumes, taking on some kind of progressive personality. At around 4:50, the pace is slower and more doom oriented with a church like organ giving a solemn darkness to the opus. Then it's the return of the fast mode, this time involving sound effects like an electronic machine gun during a progressive instrumental frenzy. To conclude this incredible number, our artists used some amazing black vocals, slower and scarier passages and more sound effects. This great number is the meat of the sandwich between number three and five. 'Last Rite for the Silent Darkstar'
is topping it all off with a good share of dark electronics, samplings and scary voices.
Worship the ultimate death artists.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
out of 10