Alas - Absolute Purity
Hammerheart Records
Strange mix between Gothic Opera Metal and Technical Heavy Metal
10 songs (44'45)
Release year: 2001
Hammerheart Records
Reviewed by Sin
Surprise of the month

So what do we have here ? The guitar player Erik Rutan of Morbid Angel (also guitar player and singer of Hate Eternal), the young and beautiful chorus singer Martina Astner of Therion, the black session drummer of Genitorturers and Die Krupps and a guy who bares the name of Scott Hornick (but no one really cares ;)...).

This four bozzos have reunited today to deliver a very interesting and especially very original album. A mix between Morbid Angel, In Flames and Therion (vocals). The overall being very eclectic, as much as their heavy guitars riffs and excellent solos. As for the vocals, the superb voice of Martina brings Gothic to this already quite mixed music. I must admit that the first listen did not really convince me... but little by little I've entered this album which I finally found of excellent quality. Only weakness I see might be that all songs tends to reassemble one another, but I'm maybe too regarding I admit.

A very good surprise then, which might not be the revelation of the year, but still has the merit to deliver us with a good music moment, if not a very good moment.

Killing Songs :
Silencing The Sorrow, Tragedies, Surmounting The Masses…
Sin quoted 85 / 100
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