The Disciples Of Zoldon - Unto Thine Darkness, Death Doth Deliver review
|Band:||The Disciples Of Zoldon|
|Album:||Unto Thine Darkness, Death Doth Deliver|
|Release date:||July 2006|
01. The Epoch In Which His Evil Reigns
02. Courante - Cello Suite No. 2 In Dm [Johann Sebastian Bach cover]
03. His Gaze Shall Wipe Away Their Smiles
04. With Justice Is His Judgment Administered
05. Emblazoned With A Z
06. The Destiny Of Your Fate
07. Unholiest Judge, What Woeful Wrath Hadst Thou
08. Upon The Astral Plane [Nobuo Uematsu cover]
09. Worship And Exaltation Is Due Only To The Dark Lord And Master Of All Things Metal
Well first of all, The Disciples Of Zoldon is, apparently and according to their official website, a satiric band mocking about the oh so mighty god of metal and some other things I didn't understand, while writing serious metal music…kind of weird don't you think? So anyway, here's the first "tangible" CD released by Luke Brimblecode, let's analyze this piece a little bit.
The album surprised me actually, to tell you the truth I wasn't expecting much after reading their website, turns out this guy has great songwriting skills and applies them nicely in this album. The musical structures are managed in a clever way so the album becomes "easy on the ear" and interesting somehow; there are a lot of layered scales in the songs, some of them come out of nowhere and end up sounding out of place actually (just check the third track for this matter). The whole album flows surprisingly well and keeps you interested to the very last minute; that is of course if I don't mention the opening track which almost made me press the skip button or the closure with one of the oddest most boring sequences I've heard in a while.
Musically this project is quite good, it has potential and it could grow bigger in time…but when it comes to arrangements, details and production this honestly sucks; the programming sounds like chopsticks hitting a snare drum, the midi sequences are cheesy, the bizarre (Darth Vader likewise) vocals are annoying instead of being funny and the whole audio is monstrously dry and muddy. These things are bearable in the first listen actually, but they sadly delete the "replayable" values of the CD.
I like the music, I like the ideas and I even like the artwork…but if the project keeps on sounding unpolished and raw it won't get really far. The good news is you can download the entire thing on their website , check it yourself and write your comments down.
Best Tracks: "Emblazoned With a Z"
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