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Review: Memory Garden - Mirage
Memory Garden
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Mirage

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2000
Duration: 43:05
Tracks: 10
Genre: Doom Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: October 13, 2019
Reviewed by: Mjölnir
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The third album from Swedish Doom Metal act Memory Garden is a bit of a departure for the genre, as rather than wallowing in the typical Candlemass worship of Nightfall, it instead wallows in the atypical Candlemass worship of Ancient Dreams and basically all of Memento Mori's output. The riffs are your typical Doom chugging, but played a little more fast-paced and upbeat than usual, which contrasts nicely with the shimmering, Power Metal-esque leads. Singer Stefan Berglund is no Messiah, but he has a powerful operatic delivery that works in a similar vein, and some of the vocal hooks are pretty infectious. Tracks like the pounding "Revelation" and the gorgeous but far too short instrumental "Yearning" are great examples of the Power/Doom sound I wish there was more of, but while a lot of this isn't terribly memorable, all the songs on here are pretty good with the exception of the pointless intro. For Doom fans looking for something a little different.

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