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MEPHISTO LETTONICA

Neglected Fields

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.85 | 9 ratings

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dkls
5 stars Venomously beautiful

"So charming, attractive, delicious and sweet..." Is it possible to describe Mephisto Lettonica more precisely than these words from the song The Spider's Kiss do? (Ok, of course, it is - I'm just having difficulties to silence the aesthetic ecstasy that overwhelms me every time I listen to this album.) Mephisto Lettonica is the second full-length album of Latvian technical/progressive death metal band Neglected Fields. Among their influences are such classic progressive metal acts as Cynic, Death and Atheist, but the band manages to create a unique sound of their own. On Mephisto Lettonica, song structures are quite complicated, but at the same time the music is very melodic and in some way even symphonic (one can hear some symphonic black metal influences, too). As far as I know, some people can't accept Sergey's vocal style (it's also closer to black metal than typical death metal growling), but it's a matter of taste. The best tracks on the album, IMHO, are... Oh, forget it, all of them are excellent. Check out the original outro!

I give the album five stars without hesitation - it IS a masterpiece. A must-have for progressive metal/technical death metal fans.

dkls | 5/5 |

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