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The Flatfield - Manie Sans Délire (2017) - Review

Band: The Flatfield
Album title: Manie Sans Délire
Release date: 7 January 2017
Label: Gothic Music Records

Tracklist:
01. The Opening
02. Deception
03. The Moment
04. Trail
05. With Me
06. Chosen Blood
07. Grey City
08. The Exorcist
09. Fall
10. Her Fornication
11. Lost
12. Spear Of God

The Flatfield is a gothic/post punk band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in the autumn of 2011 by vocalist Vile Gray and guitarist Dr.J.Ravine. Soon after that, bassist Juha, drummer Jaska and some years later the synth player Risto Juntunen joined the band to complete the line-up. Their acclaimed debut album Passionless was released in 2014 by collaboration between Passionless Records and Gothic Music Records. With a minimalistic and oppressive sound The Flatfield become one of the most promising acts in the current gothic/post punk scene. The atmospheric keyboards together with the creaking guitars create their characteristic sound, a really interesting approach that evolves from the typical 80s post-punk sound providing a personal soundscape with reminiscences of different dark styles like gothic rock, death rock and darkwave.

With Manie Sans Délire they went one step further, adding new elements to their sound, reaching a more mature level. Vile Gray’s voice add new registers creating a more dynamic experience. The guitar work is awesome with amazing solos and riffs closer to the death rock style so well interpreted by mythical bands like Mephisto Walz, Madre del Vizio, Christian Death (Rozz Williams period) or Stone 588. The album is absolutely brilliant, twelve songs with dark hymns like “Trail”, a mid-tempo song with a captivating atmosphere and an impressive guitar work. “With me”, another hit, this one is more oriented to the death rock sound. “Grey City” is another excellent song, well driven by the keyboards. To finish the review I’d like to highlight one of the most epic songs I’ve heard lately, “Her Fornication”, which is a powerful tune with convincing drums and cool guitars. Without any doubt Manie Sans Délire will be one of the ten best albums released in 2017, consolidating The Flatfield as one of the best outfits in the current dark scene. Don’t miss the opportunity to get one of the 333 copies published, you’ll be amazed with this work.

Review written by: Rubén
Rating: 9/10

Disclaimer: This is a guest review and it does not necessarily represent the point of view of the Terra Relicta staff.

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Band: Trees Of Eternity
Album title: Hour Of The Nightingale
Release date: 11 November 2016
Label: Svart Records

When Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio (Swallow The Sun) and Sweden-based, South African-born singer Aleah Starbridge got together in the studio when Swallow The Sun recorded their seminal album New Moon, and soon after that in 2009 formed an acoustic project Trees Of Eternity, I guess that nobody knew what kind of fate would follow them. You must already know that Aleah died from cancer on 18th April 2016 at age 39, right after she recorded vocal lines for the debut album, Hour Of The Nightingale. This album is pure melancholia and sadness, it reflects that beauty in darkness, it's one of the most emotional albums you might have heard recently, it's a sound of a wounded siren from the spirit world, a message to the ones who were left behind, it's a personal drama, full of pain and beyond fight for subsistence, an intimate deposition of otherworldly sensations that will forever remain in our hearts.

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