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Anima Morte


Symphonic Prog

3.66 | 44 ratings

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3 stars From the cold city of Stockholm comes this Swedish project,created by composer/keyboardist Fredrik Klingwall in 2005,member of various Metal/Darkwave projects,most notably Rising Shadows.He was joined by guitarist/bassist Stefan Granberg,with whom he released the 7' vinyl single ''Viva Morte!'' in 2007.Later in the same year drummer Teddy M'ller and guitarist Daniel Cannerfelt jump on board to help Anima Morte release their debut ''Face the Sea of Darkness'' originally on Dead Beat Media,with two more re-issues on Horror Records (2010) and Transubstans (2011 plus two bonus tracks).

A short album,just under 40 minutes,this all instrumental effort sees Anima Morte exploring the sounds presented during the 70's by GOBLIN.Dark symphonic soundscapes with a touch of Space Rock,Ambient,Soundtrack Music and Darkwave,filled with effects and much keyboard- driven by the synths/organs/mellotron/piano of Klingwall.Other good reference points might be ANEKDOTEN and MORTE MACABRE.Actually it's Klingwall's keyboards which achieve to create such haunting music,surrounded often by explosive strong guitar work,mellow acoustic passages and a few flute drives.Short tracks with a very rich sound,good orchestrations and changing moods between the calm and the heavy,the good and the bad,the storm and the rainbow.Some tracks have a great nostalgic feeling,similar to GOBLIN, with great piano parts and minimalistic musicianship.

Dedicated fans of GOBLIN possibly own this album already.For the rest I warmly recommend this quite nice album of dark cinematic Progressive Rock,which arises an inner beauty right from its haunting depth.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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