torstai 9. syyskuuta 2010

Leviatan (fin) - Demo 1999

Leviatan (Finland) - Demo 1999
Perkeleen Poika (peto ja lohikäärme)
2) Rivers Flowing Blood
3) Cold Breath of Midnight Breeze
4) Angel Eyes Torn by Time


Double post to make up a little for the inactivity of late, here's a demo released by Dark Moon: Finland's Leviatan, not to be mixed up with the 1 000 000 other bands with the same/similar name. A short lived side-project with Ranta and Koponen from Faerghail (and separately from Forever Winter, Northcrown and Vordven) this tape seems to be their only release. I got myself a copy some months ago and I was at first a little dissappointed with the content as my expectations were different. Anyways, it's grown on me now that I've listened to it a few more times. I personally enjoy the last track most.

The music is melodic black/dark metal, if you are familiar with the guys' other projects you might have an idea what to expect (if you're not, the Faerghail page has their promo 2006 available for download). Mostly moving in a frisky midtempo, the music is atmospheric and quite simple and catchy. The songs are on the long side, with first two a little over 5 minutes each and the other two over 7, but they don't yet overstay their welcome. The first track is a little trying with it's silly "spoken" parts forced through some awful effect. There's also female backing vocals and plenty of keyboards so beware if you're allergic to these elements. Good, clear sound and you're even able to hear the bass guitar. Recommended to fans of the guys' other bands as well as those who enjoy bands like Thy Serpent, Draugnim, Moonsorrow and Battlelore. Necro black metal maniacs are probably not going to enjoy this.

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