† And then the Curse swept the Earth

segunda-feira, 7 de novembro de 2011


Mania is a black/doom metal project from Oregon. Since the project's formation back in 2004, main brain Nate Myers has released one previous full-length and several splits and demos. This is Mania's third full-length, after a split up of its members, now is Nate Myers only. This self titled album essentially takes straightforward black metal, doom metal, and ambient music, and blends them together. Within each of those three genres is an abundance of sub-genres, which actually manage to get pulled into here as well. While I'd never call this album progressive, it is certainly adventurous and exploratory. There are moments on here that are blazing blast-beats while other parts focus more on clean guitar lines with more atmosphere.

About half of this album is essentially a black metal record, the kind that has a lot of pounding double-bass and blast-beats kind, while the other half features a slower melancholic sort of tone, the doom stuff. If you haven't guessed by now, it's the cleaner, more soft moments that I find more intriguing about this project, as with a lot of other groups as well. Overall, I'd call this a nice, solid record, it has some really cool tracks that really stick out, but there are others that just sort of fall into the gray. I would consider checking this out if you like black metal that isn't too left-field, but a little adventurous.

2 comentários:

  1. Se não estou em erro, este é o 3º álbum de originais. :)

  2. 2º álbum enquanto entidade singular :) Mas ya... considero a tua resposta certa Kustu ;)