Dark Lunacy - Devoid
MetalBlade Records
Symphonic Death Metal
11 songs (69'00)
Release year: 2001
MetalBlade Records
Reviewed by Danny

Dark Lunacy are a band from Parma that plays quite a strange genre. The result of different conceptions, all of them oriented towards gothic/romantic atmosphere added to a very aggressive voice (almost death vocal), is actually good.

The violin leads the music just in front of the guitars and like their covert art, Dark Lunacy combines symphonic elements and gothic elements always constructed with tight rhythms and sudden melodic riffings to give a well-defined identity to each song and being at the same time a perfect balance between anger and poetry.

One of the main characteristic of Dark Lunacy is to use the musical support of a string-quartet formed by excellent musicians. I still think the vocals could have been more clear (in Peavy's style from Rage), but of course this is just my taste.

A good record. 11 tracks that definitely represents what Dark Lunacy are all about : a desperate cry that dies in the arms of hope. If you like romantic atmosphere with death vocals, this one is for you. I am waiting for the next one as soon as possible.

Killing Songs :
Danny quoted 73 /100
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