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4.03 | 69 ratings

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3 stars The other reviews of this album suggested a scary experience. Hence, I rigged myself up behind the sofa and with my old teddybear as a spiritual cling on during this supposed spine chilling scary black mass.

Well, I should not had bothered. Their music is nowhere near Shub Niggurath's debut album in the scary stake.

Archaia does Magma inspired zeuhl without drums. Bass, guitars and vocals sets the rhythms. Those instruments plus tangents also stakes out the melodies. The music is hypnotic as in hippie mass where hippies dance around a campfire when chanting peace and legalize soft drugs messages. Black mass ? Fetch me a mug of black coffee !!!!

This album contains some very original music. Original as in kraut, space rock and jazz. Add Magma and subtract all traces of drums. Then you get the music on this album. It is a special album and it is a very good album. It does not really contains some killer music though and that is a problem. Hence my three stars. But this album is such an interesting album that I may upgrade the score next year or in the coming decades. This is an album zeuhl fans should check out.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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