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Experimental/Post Metal

3.60 | 5 ratings

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4 stars This very unusual excursion of Senmuth into symphonic music has benn reall a surprise. This demonstrates the high musical skill of this eclectic an prolific artist. If looking at the enormous amoutn of albums released, an average of one album every two weeks since 2004, one could think that he has a software to automatically generate songs. With this album it's clear that he is more skilled than his computers: he has composed symphonic music and unfortunately his hardware is not evoluted enough. The result is great music, dark as usual, but thanks to the absence of electronic drumming and distorted voice it sounds as a fully symphonic album. "Attenuate Auspicium", just to mention a track, could have been written by Prokov'ev. I have waited for a long time before finding a Senmuth album that I can rate 4 stars, but now it's the third consecutive time.

For lovers of symphonic music. Also the few tracks which have drums, In those cases he's closer to a soundtrack's style. This is the side of Senmuth that I prefer. When he puts metal apart and lets his music flow outside of any specific standard, even his own standard.

If you start now with Senmuth, this album is not representative of what he's used to do. He's very recognisable also here, but it's not his usual techno-industrial-metal. That's why I rate it 4 stars.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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