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01. Lacrimosa
- Testimonium
02. Sólstafir
- Berdreyminn
03. Soror Dolorosa
- Apollo
04. Ulver
- The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
05. Myrkur
- Mareridt
06. Sun Of The Sleepless
- To The Elements
07. Moonspell
- 1755
08. Au Champ Des Morts
- Dans La Joie
09. Andras
- Reminiszenzen...
10. Svartsinn
- Mørkets Variabler

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Deathcamp Project - Painthings (2011) - Review

Band: Deathcamp Project
Album title: Painthings
Release date: 21 November 2011
Label: Alchera Visions

Tracklisting:
01. Predestination
02. Too Late
03. Cold The Same
04. No Cure
05. about:blank
06. Betrayed   
07. Through The Fire
08. Painthings
09. Scars Remain
10. Kłamać

    It's no secret that nowadays the gothic rock scene is falling in a dark abyss more than ever before. After the glorious 80s ended the great old ones were succeeded by many bands that had their lesson learnt. As years were passing by gothic rock was embracing a more modern aspect and even more traditional yet skillful acts appeared up to the first half of the 00s. Well, in these murky waters with no sign of hope on the horizon Deathcamp Project has risen to the surface with their second attempt, Painthings. To tell the truth, I kind of enjoyed the pun on the title and it paces really well with the cover artwork.
    So, what makes Deathcamp Project important to the scene? All of the answers lie deep inside their sound corridors. First of all they pay respect to the roots of gothic rock without being afraid to blend these vibes with a more modern sound. The music never fails to depict a danceable aura whereas it never lacks in terms of emotion. The vocals prevail; not only does Void possess a crystal-clear melodic voice but he also tends to express himself in a slightly husky manner whenever needed. The role of the guitars and the electronics/synths remains balanced and even when one of them is on the surface, when they blend together they don't surpass one another neither in terms of production nor song-writing/instrumentation. The rhythm section lends the required groove and holds tight the composition by simply lending the necessary power that won't bury the sound of Deathcamp Project. From the nearly heart-rending "Predestination" to the dynamic "Too Late" and from the groovy yet sensational "Cold The Same" and the rest of the songs of the album, everyone of them keeps the interest of the listener at high levels from beginning to end.
    Well-conceived melody and well-expressed emotions not only are the fuel that gives strength to the band to keep up the good work, but also sends shivers down the spine of the dedicated audience.

Review written by: DerRozzengarten
Rating: 8/10

Recommended by Terra Relicta

Band: Amorphis
Album title: Under The Red Cloud
Release date: 4 September 2015
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

The new studio effort from the band brings us ten tracks, where we can find all of the most important elements that characterized Amorphis's music; there are tons of catchy melodic riffs, melancholic passages, folk insertions, aggressive and brutal parts, perfect guitar leads, progressive elements and yet much more. The sound is dense, in a way similar to the one on the previous album, but there's to be found kind of a dynamics that we were used to hear on their legendary album Elegy from 1996, and still there's that catchy melodic factor that was perfectly used before on almost each of their albums, but perfected for example on Skyforger (2009). Under The Red Cloud is maybe the most dynamic album the band released since 1996 and the ultimate proof for that comes already with the somehow typical new era Amorphis track - album titled opener, but nevertheless it shows that the band has enough courage to take everything one level higher. It has it all we should expect from the band of a such caliber, they sound more devoted into what they are doing than ever and the result is highly captivating, melodic, dense, versatile and surprisingly dark sound, which in my opinion has the power to bring also some new fans to their devoted fan base.

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