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3.56 | 14 ratings

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3 stars The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled is the debut album from Sculptured. Sculptured is a project band led by Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson.

The style on The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled is melodic death metal but with a the strange twist that there are some really great parts in some of the songs with trumpet. Itīs the only part of Scupturedīs music on The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled that I would deem progressive but it sounds great when that trumpet appears. The music is actually very enjoyable even though I donīt find the growling vocals very convincing or powerful for that matter.

The musicianship is good and there are lots of soaring melodic guitar leads in all songs. This is a very melodic album.

The production is not that good. I think itīs allright but only barely.

I think this is an exciting album and Iīll definitely check out the next albums from Sculptured even though melodic death metal is not my favorite genre. Sculptured has other tricks up their sleeve though and thatīs the difference. 3 stars is well deserved for The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled. Donīt expect the music to be overtly technical or challenging though. This is above all a pleasant melodic metal album.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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