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Tracklist - Shadows of the past
- 1.When the Moment of Death Arrives
- 2.Rot to Dead
- 4.Rotting Ways to Misery
- 5.The Truth
- 6.Suffocated Beginning of Life
- 7.Beyond the Distant Valleys
- 8.Under the Suffer
- 9.Descending Curtain of Death
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The Finnish group "Sentenced" was formed in 1989 by guitarists Miika Tenkula and Sami Lopakka and drummer Vesa Ranta. Somewhat later, the team came vocalist and bassist Taneli Jarva. In this composition, and the debut album «Shadows Of The Past» was released at some small French label. I must say that the old sentenced playing death metal like a shared lifetime sentenced performing new and modern melodic doom metal. So, what is it used? There used to be powerful, very gloomy, but to my surprise, technical death metal European standard with a mandatory element in the form of terrible infernal growling. Well, the music is really drive and rhythmic, but unfortunately (or fortunately?) Is absolutely not melodic. Although, of course, I can not deny in some moments unique guitar solos and melodic death metal classic itself (not to be confused with the melodic death metal). Indeed musicians can be praised for the diversity of the material, but it is a clear focus on the brutal public can not force me to accept this material as it should be. Although sentenced still deserve respect, because it so dramatically change the style, and even become better (IMHO), and with a complete break with the past can only some individuals. As expected, the text is devoted to the theme extremely dark and evil paintings. For example, death, suffering, sorrow and pain. The recording quality is very interesting because it is a high quality, which is surprising for a first job! The album, it's worth noting, it has turned out not short - 65 minutes downhole evil death metal plunged into shock any unprepared listener. In general, listening to «Shadows Of The Past» is possible and necessary, especially for those who are interested in how it all began, but it is unlikely this opus will be a favorite of fans of the late plate Sentenced.
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