Apr 5, 2012
LLVME - Yía De Nuesu ...
Vocals range from angelic female vocals to the more generic male goth-doom vocal approach. Musically it is a sometimes odd blend of celtic violins and bagpipes mixed with melodic guitar leads and riffs. In many respects they have elements that remind me of early 70's folk rock meets progressive music mixed with light "metal" and at times, it is quite beautiful. I know there is an audience for this doomy folk-rock/metal stuff so I don't want to put those people off this album as I suspect most of them will like this; but frankly I find this to be nothing more than a gigantic snooze-fest. I am going to cut this review short as I am not in the mood today for dissing a band because of my own personal tastes. I will just say this; for this pagan folk metal/rock, this band is probably just as good as many other bands of this ilk that are out there but I find this to be an extreme case of mediocrity....3/10.
PS: I just recently found out that after the recording of this album, the band have undergone a massive line-up change so it will be interesting to hear what happens next with this band.