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UPON DARKENED STAINS

Anima Morte

 

Symphonic Prog

3.70 | 44 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars "Anima Morte" is a Swedish symphonic rock band which I before this record hadn't heard anything from and with their recent release "Upon Darkened Stains" I got a perfect occasion to try and see what I think about their music. This 2014 record was released in november and it's the band's third album(the first came 2007). Anima Morte is Daniel Cannerfelt(guitars), Fredrik Klingwall(keyboards and mellotrons), Stefan Granberg(bouzoki, keyboards, bass, guitars) and Teddy Möller(drums). The record also features some guests: Mattias Olsson, David Lundbert, Ketil Einarsen, Jerk Wååg and Johan Klingwall.

I had no information about the band when I started listening and my first impression was that the music was pleasant and instrumental. I have overheard it three times now and I liked what I heard. The band could be lauded for some things: the melodic guitar does some fine solos and the sound of flute and other sweetnesses are great. Most songs are quite fine and there are hightlights. If I had to choose one song, it should be "Wakeless" which melody I love(8/10) and "Illusion is the catalyst", Fear will pass over your mind" and "The darkest pattern" are also very well played and nice. The majority of the rest could also be heard for sure.

The album doesn't please me all the way thought. The songs are quite much the same and not so many details stands out. I could have gained on having vocals and a bit more varying arrangements. I felt now that I heard the same song many times unfortunately, though it wasn't a bad song. I will give the record three stars which I consider a fair conclusion.

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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