Search


Categories

Latest updates...

VERILUN - review
(August 21, 2018)
VERILUN - review
(August 20, 2018)
VALGRIND - review
(August 17, 2018)
CONSTRUCT OF LETHE - review
(August 17, 2018)
ENGULF - review
(August 16, 2018)
SLAUGHTERDAY - interview
(August 15, 2018)
Y&T - review
(August 13, 2018)
Y&T - review
(August 13, 2018)
Y&T - review
(August 13, 2018)
THE DEVIANT - review
(August 12, 2018)
PANZER SQUAD - review
(August 11, 2018)
GRAVESTONE - review
(August 10, 2018)
OMEGAVORTEX - review
(August 09, 2018)
DAMNATORY - review
(August 09, 2018)
ATAVISMA - review
(August 09, 2018)
APOSTASY - review
(August 08, 2018)
EXCOMMUNICATED - review
(August 07, 2018)
XORESTH - review
(August 07, 2018)
ABHORRENT FUNERAL - review
(August 06, 2018)
HERUKA - review
(August 05, 2018)
INTERNAL SUFFERING - review
(August 04, 2018)
STRIBORG - review
(August 03, 2018)
BRAHDR`UHZ - review
(August 03, 2018)
AKHENATEN - review
(August 03, 2018)
GODLESS ENTHROPIA - review
(August 03, 2018)

OFFICIUM TRISTE
OFFICIUM TRISTE
Giving Yourself Away
(Displeased Records)
47:48min

I was pretty surprised when I started this CD. Doom Metal? In my opinion this is rather Gothic. This is just too "nice" for being Doom. That's probably because of the dominant keyboards. Apart from that, OFFICIUM TRISTE do seem to be big MY DYING BRIDE fans, but they lack the sinister atmosphere and the depression. Well, maybe I'm spoilt already by the original. I have to admit I liked the CD better the second time I played it. Powerful guitars, good leads an' everything. Production by Robbe K. at audiovisuals. Why it still gets on my nerves are the cheap piano sounds and the repetitions especially in the first and in the last song. Simply overdone. This is a CD for listening to when you have enough time, darkness and a glass of wine. Don't listen to it while driving your car. This record deserves a chance despite my points of criticism (keyboards, repetitions). A "can buy" - album. www.officiumtriste.com, www.dis-order.com.

Ramon Claassen

< back   |   print   |   report errors

Related reviews:


© 2000 - 2017 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000   |   Site notice   |   Privacy policy