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Serenity Forgotten : Thoughts




Serenity Forgotten is a side-project from Andre De Heus, for some perhaps known from other underground bands like Mytox, Nymphea Aurora and Serenade of Darkness. The first thing that strikes me about this release, is that unlike most other 'do-it yourself' home projects, this one has actually a very good production and full guitar sound.

The music itself consists only of the endlessly repeating of 2-3 power chords with some variety here and there thanks to the use of acoustic guitar and some minimal keyboards. The 'singing' consists of some indefinite moans and a few grunts here and there.

I'm sure that many doom fans will embrace this form of ultra nihilistic, monotonous extreme music. However, I can't help thinking that Serenity Forgotten is the typical symptom of a time where song writing, the structuring of a song and musical creativity don't seem to matter any more in the doom genre. Instead, the audience indulges in end- and meaningless 'ambient' soundscapes produced by unskilled musicians, rightfully condemning the current state of this style of music to what it has been wrongfully accused of in the past: doom has become really boring.

If you are interested, contact the band at nymphea-aurora@planet.nl.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

Information

Tracklist :
1. A World of Her Own
2. Out of Sight
3. Taste of Sorrow

Duration : Approx. 30 minutes.

Visit the Serenity Forgotten bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
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