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THE FINAL ESCHATOLOGY

Senmuth

 

Experimental/Post Metal

2.00 | 1 ratings

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2 stars Eschatology is the study of the "end", intended as the end of the Universe in physics (big crunch vs eternal expansion), Religion (apocalypse, final judgement) and so on. Not a bad idea for an album released at the end of 2012 very close to the day of the Maya prophecy.

Senmuth is in a very familiar territory, made of darkness, ancient Gods and lost knowledge so my expectations about this album were big and this is the reason of my partial disappointment. Partial because it's not a bad album. The opening track starts apparently like hundreds of similar tracks, but it contains the principal elements of Senmuht's music: Dark Ambient, Ethnic and Metal in a mix unusually coherent. It takes several listens to realize it. It's apity that the usual ethnic interlude is not missed also in this track.

"Paradox of Antinomia" is more ambient oriented. The rhythmic base is of a kind which can be often found in the works of artists liek Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and even Mike Oldfield, but the melody and the chords are very dark and the inevitable sitar sound is the leading instrument. An example of antinomia is the paradox of the "Liar".

The third track has a title similar to a google translation. It's another dark abient track on which the heavily distorted guitar in the background seems wishing to imitate a bloop. This is another distinctive sign in Senmuth's music. Not bad if you don't think to the dozens of similar tracks already listened from this artist.

"DDos Attack!" has a lazy start. Low volume industrial noise introduces drums (quite heavy), then the electronics come. Not as invasive as in the first tracks, but on this one and on the following "Pen Tag On" there's nothing very much relevant to comment: dark ambient with drome drums on minor chords.

The problem with this album is that apart few moments, it's all the same tempo, and this doesn't change with "Faceless Behind Nickname" which is the second title inspired to computer's world but with a theme which is absolutely not-contenutistic.

"Serotonin is Over"is a strong title for a track, but the music doesnt' change, or better, changes very few. It has less drone drums and the absence of rhythm enhances, in my opinion, the music. A progressive electronic track, another very very dark.

With "E-spree Des Kal-i-ye" we are in a mystic territory: an indian thing of the usual kind. It's with "DNA(Divine Natural Awareness)" that the things change a bit, but the situation is still the same: dark ambient, nothing else. The two bonus tracks which are ecxtended versions of Eschato" and E-Spree, don't add anything else than length to the album.

It could be a 3 stars album if if wasn't almost identical to other albums of the same author. For me it doesn't have big highlights and is a bit too homogeneous.

2 stars

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