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WITCHCRAFT DESTROYS MINDS AND REAPS SOULS

Coven

 

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2.91 | 49 ratings

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doompaul
4 stars Occult rock seems to be pretty decisive. You either dig it or are put off by it. There doesn't seem to be much of a middle ground. I fall into the "dig it" camp. I can appreciate it for what it is. A bit of cheese. DMARS is no different. Is it an amazing symphonic masterpiece? Oh, god no. It is a not too serious bit of fun, very much of its time, that shows a subculture that is only well documented in dime store novels and seedy magazines.

Jinx has a light fun voice that fits in well with the rest of the bands adequate playing. Jumping from acid folk to hippy wig-out sessions to staged black masses the songwriting is fairly solid and even leaves you with some songs that will stick in your mind like the White witch of Rose Hall.

The black mass it surely a bit of fluff, but is is fun to listed to the first few times. Shame it is so long as it does not bear repeated listening.

So, in summation, Is this technical wizardry? No. Is it a lot of spooky fun? Absolutely.

doompaul | 4/5 |

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