Rating:
9.0
Nefelim - Vrata Mirozdaniya
2002


01. Otstupleniye Ot Dvadtsat Shestogo...
02. Nefilim
03. …V Ad
04. Leta
05. Atlantis
06. Inkvizitsiya
07. Rassvet…


"Vrata Mirozdaniya" Translates to "Gate Of Creation".


Sometimes you receive a CD that you don't know nothing of, and it turns to be a complete surprise, of course this rarely happens, but when it does… wow! So, reading this first lines you might have figured out that we're dealing with a surprise here, and a pleasant one indeed!

I a big fan of Metal singed in other languages other than English, I only understand English and my native language, Spanish. But listening to heavy Metal sung in other languages just blows me out, and Nefelim sings in Russian, a beautiful language, I always thought that Russian language had a dramatic feel to it, and this guys on Nefelim exploit that dramatic edge of their natal tongue to make this release on of the best Progressive Metal albums that I have listened in a long time.

So, let's analyze this 'Vrata Mirozdaniya' [Gate of Creation], song by song, inch by inch, they deserve it! 'Otstupleniye Ot Dvadtsat Shestogo...' [Digression from 26th], is an instrumental opener, clocking only 2 minutes, leaves you craving for more, so 'Nefilim' kicks off as soon Digression finishes, so here we can truly appreciate Nefelim at it's finest moment, what a great song! This is a song with a wide spectrum of melodies and tempos, with complex instrumental breaks, and some moody passages, and in top of this, the dramatic/theatric voice of D.J. Avad sure gives the band a unique style.

'…V ad' […To Hell], is another great instrumental, but this is only the preview of the excellent 'Leta' [Lethe], a speedy song that shows again, the potential of these guys. After "Atlantis" comes the closing duo of the album 'Inkvizitsiya' [Inquisition] and 'Rassvet…' [Dawn…], another two great songs to close this absolute killer album!

So the question is… why are this guys still unsigned? How could record companies overlook this great band? I hope that this changes! Because with talent like this you can't go wrong! Now remember me, and remember the name Nefelim, because I might just heard the newest sensation of Progressive Metal.


Website: http://www.nefelim.ru/


 


written by Undercraft | 02.10.2003



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