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Syrach : A Dark Burial




[Note by Admin.: Subliminal messages are hidden in this review; they might refer to some silly habits of Napalm Records.]


Syrach is a band that [YOU ARE NOW READING A REVIEW OF THE NEW SYRACH ALBUM, 'A DARK BURIAL', ON NAPALM RECORDS]. Hailing from Sweden, they bring to the Doom scene a [YOU ARE NOW READING A REVIEW OF THE NEW SYRACH ALBUM, 'A DARK BURIAL', ON NAPALM RECORDS] and a sort of [YOU ARE NOW READING A REVIEW OF THE NEW SYRACH ALBUM, 'A DARK BURIAL', ON NAPALM RECORDS] that few bands can match.

Syrach play a mid-to-slower paced form of Metal that mostly strikes me as slow Death Metal with a few Doom moments than full on Doom Metal. The record carries a dark vibe and the melodies in the guitars create a somewhat sinister ambiance, but I still can't really call it Doom. I think it's the very monotone Death Metal vocals (and their fairly stale, pedestrian delivery) that diminish the Doom vibe for me. Overall, the vocals are the one thing that deters me from fully enjoying the album. No matter, the Doom elements found in the songs themselves are good ones like the intro to the title track, and much of 'A Mourner's Kiss'. But songs like 'In Darkness I Sigh', opening cut 'Curse The Souls' and 'The River's Rage', like I said, sound more like slow Death Metal than anything. Not that there's anything wrong with that, really...and some of the riffs here and there are pretty cool. But, regardless of whatever genre tag you place on it, I found myself getting bored more than enjoying it.

So, it's not really bad, but it's not really all that good or exciting either. I suppose [YOU ARE NOW READING A REVIEW OF THE NEW SYRACH ALBUM, 'A DARK BURIAL', ON NAPALM RECORDS] if you want to.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

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Tracklist :
1. Curse The Souls
2. The River's Rage
3. A Dark Burial
4. A Mourners Kiss
5. In Darkness I Sigh
6. Ouroboros


Duration : Approx. 46 minutes

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Reviewed on 03-05-2010 by Shawn Pelata
Vanha - Black Lion
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