Starlight and Ash from Oceans of Slumber is not an album that should be stifled by naysayers that are trapped by stupid notions of what is or is not heavy. You will be hard-pressed to find an album as truly heavy emotionally as this one. This is an album that has music that should not be stifled. This is not just an album of glorious music, but a transcendental experience of emotion and passion; of voice and notes that will transport your soul to new places you never thought possible.
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the English band My Dying Bride, defined as one of the doom metal masters, together with Paradise Lost and Anathema. The group has released thirteen studio albums in their long successful career. Even though everything has been put on hold due to very serious adversities, the British sextet has managed to return back to action with their fourteenth effort “The Ghost Of Orion” through label Nuclear Blast Records.
The 69 Eyes is the band that time forgot and the nickname “Helsinki Vampires” is perfectly adapted to their case.
one thing that has always remained true is that Morten Veland has always been a master of his craft, and when it comes to knowing his genre in and out and being able to create some of the best songs possible, while being willing to push his sound further with each release.
Moonspell doesn‘t listen to the echoes of the past and decided to go for a partly new approach with “1755”.
With Dim Days of Dolor, it feels like Morten has once again set out to make a seamless blend between all phases of the band
It may not have been intentional, as the biggest similarity between the two bands is the voices of the frontwomen. Black Dahlia’s Samuela sounds very similar to Amy Lee of Evanescence, but apart from that, the songs themselves don’t really replicate any Evanescence material, however, like-sounding vocals over a similar style of music can cause some to lump the bands together.
Moonspell takes over and brings an aura of darkness and haunting melodies that has made them a staple of the genre
Ailyn sounds as amazing ever, and from there the song takes off and becomes a classic that should especially impress fans of the debut At Sixes And Sevens.