Catamenia - Eternal Winter's Prophecy
Massacre Records
Melodic Black Metal
11 songs (43'00)
Release year: 2000
Catamenia, Massacre Records
Reviewed by Danny
Surprise of the month

Excellent and full of melody, this second album is a very nice surprise. The synthesizers "overflow" all other instruments, but I believe that this is how they wanted it to "sound". Mystic, excellent and extremely talented synth-player ... but I have to be honest here, as this album is the Nightwish part of Dimmu Borgir. We are still talking of black metal (voice and keyboard), with full of "synthetic" melodies, but even more "commercial". Not very original you are going to say, but the mixture here is excellent. The production is also perfect (what a sound, special mention for the sound of the drum).

The album consists of eleven "dark symphonic" tracks charged with ripping guitars and full of intensity all the way. Of course, some of you will "shout" on the copy cat Dimmu Borgir's sound, but let me tell you this : the song-writting is excellent, full of melodies and some very "speedy" guitars (actually à la "Running Wild"). I also suggest fans of Bal-Sagoth or Brimestone to check this one. Overall, the album is pretty much well-structured and is a must if you are a black metal fan ... who doesn't mind a shit load of synths!

Killing Songs :
The entire album
Danny quoted 88 / 100
Other albums by Catamenia that we have reviewed:
Catamenia - Eskhata reviewed by Khelek and quoted 85 / 100
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