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FROM BETHLEHEM TO OBLIVION

Polkadot Cadaver

 

Progressive Metal

4.00 | 1 ratings

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Rune2000
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4 stars It's always tough to pick out the right music for the Christmas season, luckily this problem have now been resolved thanks to the release of From Bethlehem To Oblivion! This 17+ minute EP is easily some of the best Christmas music that I've ever heard. Anyone expecting just another one of those seasonal releases that pop artists/bands do just to boost their record sales during the holiday season will be surprised since this is one of the most genuine Christmas-related releases that I've heard to this day!

The album begins with the quirky You Don't Deserve A God Damn Thing For Christmas, featuring great interplay between the two acoustic guitars. Christmas Angel is a beautiful and sentimental track featuring a stripped down arrangement of acoustic guitars and drum while the cover of Blue Christmas sound like something straight out of Mike Patton cannon. Sad Christmas Clown is where the original Polkadot Cadaver sound finally begins to shine as the band unleash their grandiose sound on this track. Worship The Sun is the only track that sounds a bit out of place on this record since the Christmas references don't actually glue that well with this otherwise rather excellent track.

12 Day Of Christmas, Repent! is where Polkadot Cadaver goes all in and delivers the most inconceivable version of the classic 12 Day Of Christmas track that I've heard to date! I highly recommend checking out the accompanied YouTube music video for this song that is available on the band's RazorToWristRecords channel.

If holiday music isn't generally your thing, then From Bethlehem To Oblivion will hopefully give you a new perspective on the genre. Highly recommended to fans of Christmas and metal music!

**** star songs: You Don't Deserve A God Damn Thing For Christmas (2:13) Christmas Angel (3:34) Blue Christmas (2:29) Sad Christmas Clown (2:30) Worship The Sun (3:03) 12 Day Of Christmas, Repent! (3:35)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |

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