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Review: Heaven Grey - Manuscriptum
Heaven Grey

Label: Via Nocturna
Year released: 2016
Duration: 40:28
Tracks: 9
Genre: Gothic Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: December 18, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (3 Votes)

Well, I reviewed this band's second disc, Falling Mist, way back in 2010, and I can't say I remember anything about it, but I know I wasn't impressed. Heaven Grey play a mixed kind of Gothic Doom Metal with some clean singing, but also some harsh vocals, though they never play heavy enough for me to call this Doom/Death.

This is much improved from their old days. The recording is better, with a more dramatic sound, and the riffs are generally improved, so this actually has some catchiness and some atmosphere. The latter is key, as any kind of gothic work lives or dies by atmosphere. The songs are still rather baggy, without a lot of cohesion, and the mix of vocal styles is more distracting than anything else. I really feel like this band could be better served by tightening their arrangements and getting a really good melodic singer, but this is definitely an improvement.

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