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4.00 | 83 ratings

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5 stars Votum have been quoted as saying that the atmosphere of the music is the primary drive behind their music, and this statement comes through very clearly in both their albums, but more so on Metafiction.

Metafiction is beautiful in it's composition from beginning to end and has no low points. In my opinion it is a much more mature and melodic offering than their superb debut while still retaining a very dark tone from beginning to end. The production has also taken a step up with this release.

I was surprised to notice in my iTunes the other day just how many times I had listened to this album (and that doesn't cover my mp3 player). Simply put, it's a very easy listen for multiple moods and is so professionally put together it never gets boring. As just a second release this is an amazing effort and it's staggering to think where Votum could go from here.

Votum have invented a style all of their own and managed to achieve the seemingly impossible - a dark, energetic yet melodic offering from beginning to end that never gets boring. For fans of Riverside, Lunatic Soul, Phideaux or even Agalloch or quality music in general you can't get better than this.

A well deserver 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion showing excellent progression in maturity and musicianship from their excellent debut. I can't wait for the next release.

Ramma | 5/5 |


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