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1.33 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro
2. Steeped In Misery As I Am
3. Wave
4. The Ocean
5. A Minds Escape
6. Flower Meadow
7. The Air Shed Tears
8. Ninc Illae La Crimae

Line-up / Musicians

Monika Edvardsen / vocals
Gersa / vocals
Eivind Fjoseide / guitars
Rune Sørgård / guitars
Dagga / guitars
Tommy Sebastian Halseth / bass
Lassy / drums

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Head Not Found

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ATROX Mesmerised ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (27%)
Poor. Only for completionists (36%)

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Review by UMUR
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1 stars "Mesmerized" is the debut full-length studio album by Norwegian doom metal act Atrox. The album was released through Head Not Found Records in 1997.

The music style on "Mesmerized" is slow and melodic doomy metal mixed with post metal/rock elements. There are lots of lead guitar melodies which are the driving force in most of the tracks. There are both growling vocals and "clean" female singing. The female vocals by Monika Edvardsen are pretty sure to be an aquired taste though. Personally I think the vocals sound like Björk with a hangover combined with some middle eastern sounding notes like the singing style that Lisa Gerrard from Dead Can Dance practices. It´s safe to say that I´m not impressed. Actually the female vocals make the already cliché filled doom metal style on the album sound even less appealing.

The sound production is quite flat, powerless and lacks punch.

I try to dig out the positives on most albums that I review, but "Mesmerized" really hits the bottom with a bang. Had the female vocals not sounded as out of tune and weird for the sake of it I could be pursuaded into giving a 2 star (40%) rating for the instrumental side of the music but as the album is now I can´t give more than a 1 star (20%) rating. I find very few redeeming qualities about this album. I know the band have improved greatly on subsequent releases though, so I recommend seeking out those before purchasing "Mesmerized".

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1 stars I have a lot of time for Atrox. It took me a lot time and a substantial amount of money to get this CD. It is therefore a shame that it is a turkey. Mesmerise was releaed around the time of the debut albums from Funeral, Theatre Of Tragedy and The Third And The Mortal. All four bands had fem ... (read more)

Report this review (#231504) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Friday, August 14, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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