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Who Dies In Siberian Slush : Bitterness Of The Years That Are Lost

Who Dies In Siberian Slush is one hell of a strange band name, but the music is more something we've been accustomed to: Doom/Death, the Russian way.

Now this is one hell of a strange band name if there ever was one. But the music is more something we've been accustomed to around here: Doom/Death, the Russian way. WDISS (sorry, but I'll shorten the name for the review) play it the romantic and melodic way, and does it quite well, even if without any surprises. The musicianship is good, the keyboards are very well-placed (the piano instrumental 'Interlude' is a very calm piece between two more classic tracks, as is the beautiful acoustic instrumental 'An Old Road Through The Snow') and even if WDISS seem to have been Swallowed by the Sun twice rather than once, they still manage to be more than just another copycat of the Finns'.

The vocal parts is what will be a division point for the listeners. For these are growls of the most deep and morbid genre, which create quite a curious dichotomy with the very melodic music. As for myself, I do think it goes quite well, bringing some more aggressiveness in the songs without losing a drop of despair and sadness, but I know that some of my fellow reviewers disagree with me on this point. There's also a lot of guest stars from the Russian Doom scene on this record, with people coming from Comatose Vigil, Amber Tears, Elnordia and Abstract Spirit giving some help.

There's really nothing more to say about this album. It's well-crafted romantic Doom/Death, dripping with feelings and covered with rime, in the way the first Revelation Of Rain was. Fans and followers of the Russian Doom scene will know exactly what to expect from this album, which is as good as it is un- innovative. This will please every romantic Doomster out there, but next time I'll expect to hear something a bit more personal.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Leave Me
2. The Woman We Are Looking For
3. Mobius Ring
4. Interlude
5. Testament Of Gumilev
6. An Old Road Through The Snow
7. Вitterness Of The Years That Are Lost

Duration : Approx. 45 minutes

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Reviewed on 2011-03-04 by Laurent Lignon
Thermal Mass
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