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Unholy : The Second Ring of Power

O.K., I said that 'From the Shadows' is a strange album, but then what is this? Unholy improved their unconventional blackdoom and made it more varied, but they fortunately didn't change at all their intentions about making self-willed, trance-like music.

Without any warning or introduction, the first track 'The Second Ring of Power' rages like a madman throwing the listener against the wall. 'Languish for Bliss' features some beautiful violin and romantic, poetic lyrics. But just when you think that they are becoming more atmospheric, some dissonant clean guitars introduce 'Lady Babylon', a track with the most sick and weird female vocals I've ever heard. 'Neverending Day' is a lethargic masterpiece and maybe the best song Unholy ever made, a perfect example of how sick and languid funeral doom can sound. Also 'Procession of black doom' is a masterpiece, combining a very dark atmosphere reminding of black metal and very heavy doom metal.

Only the last track 'Serious Personality Disturbance and Deep Anxiety' is quite unnecessary and it should be mentioned in the Guiness Book of Records as the weirdest track ever written. But for the rest, this is a cult work from a cult band.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. The Second Ring of Power
2. Languish For Bliss
3. Lady Babylon
4. Neverending Day
5. Dreamside
6. Procession of Black Doom
7. Covetous Glance
8. Air
9. Serious Personality Disturbance and Deep Anxiety

Duration : Approx. 53 minutes.

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