|Review: Anachronaeon - As the Last Human Spot in Me Dies|
|As the Last Human Spot in Me Dies|
Label: Stygian Crypt Productions
Year released: 2007
Originally released in: 2004
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Review online: February 17, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
for:As the Last Human Spot in Me Dies
As the Last Human Spot in Me Dies is yet another re-issue, this time of their 2004 demo. The band is back to their formative stage by having only two musicians on board: Patrick Carlsson (vocals, guitars, bass and keyboards) and Andreas Akerlind on drums, thus keeping on as a studio band. Anachronaeon aimed to be a Progressive Dark/Extreme metal act. True, they have progressive time signature and this reflects also in the guitar playing, which includes frequent and cool guitar solos. The atmosphere travels from melodic/progressive with clean vocals to heavier/dark tones with good growls. Moderate/ calmer parts and some ambient keyboards open and close this album. One of the weak points here are the clean vocals which are too clean or melodic for the direction they have chosen. Also, I found that the guitars often are not enough upfront and lacking aggressiveness. "Tornado" has a good progressive time signature while "The English Wizard" comes in with not only nice time signatures, but a very good guitar solo at the end. The following track, "The Amulet" is crunchier with an epic feel in the leads, but track number nine, "Sweet Tears of Redemption" has to be the most crushingly good piece of doom on this album.
Anachronaeon have a new album called The New Dawn and I would be curious to hear how they sound nowadays.
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