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A SHADOWPLAY FOR YESTERDAYS

A Forest Of Stars

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.22 | 46 ratings

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Alucard Draco
5 stars It's about time this Album has another remark made about it as quite frankly it blooming well deserves it. When I first heard of this band it was the sheer delight the players (artists) named themselves! It's an album that makes me feel that I am in a dark underground theatre room in a building found in the shadows of a dark alley with traditional Gas lamps outside casting silhouettes of monstrositys in the foreground as you hear old London Town in the distance a few dark streets off this foreboding passage in 1900's Victorian splendour. The audience gathers in this decrepit traditional theatre house and all aghast as the act in front of them (this band) play an album of such Eldritch depiction that you wander if you'll ever be the same again.

It is the sheer ambition of catching the correct sound evoking that exact feeling the band want you to feel but all with modern instruments and top sound recording. You really have to respect these guys who know exactly what they want portrayed in their sound and literally master it. This could be a metal album but really it's an album which just does what it needs to do to get that atmosphere across.

It's as if the music has caught a melancholy piece of music you could hear from an old Victorian music hall and has been redone with instruments of today and then some. The vocals are theatrical in execution and the ghosts from the days of old come drifting from the past and with some mastering of the Arcane Magiks give a feeling of a mysterious sadness or anger, regret, mysticism - basically whatever the listener takes as what they are hearing and comes to their own thoughts as to what this album is getting across.

This bands previous albums and the one which comes after this one are always making sure there is enough difference in all their offerings so to give a different type of feeling from one album to the next. I highly recommend this band and this album in particular from the stage names these artists call themselves the album covers and song titles for each track - Everything is really done to get this mixture of musical sounds and verse which H P Lovecraft could write a Cosmic Horror tale from as he watches from the rows of seats with other onlookers at this wonderful act and hope it will never end.

So please Partake in this offering and Enjoy.

Alucard Draco | 5/5 |

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