|Review: Sine Luce - L'illusione D'esistere|
Year released: 2008
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: February 27, 2009
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Formed in 2007, Sine Luce had previously released two demos before this debut. This one-man band's lyrics are all written inItalian. On L'illusione d'esistere, sole member Alessandro got some help from Stephano for the last two tracks.
The work recorded here is of Black Metal nature. It follows mostly a mid tempo, which is appropriate, and offers also faster paces with the usual double bass. The overall feel could be described as depressive music that keeps a melodic touch all along the way. The production is a bit raw and the sound is muddy in the faster modes. You'll need to increase the volume in order to enjoy the music a little more. The compositions are well written, while not breaking any new ground. Some atmospheric keyboards pop in once in a while. Even if the keys remain somewhat shy in the mix, the bass, on the other hand, has sometimes too strong a presence. The raspy vocals are quite nice, rather ghostly and discrete. The guitar is also well played, either in the harmonious arpeggios and leads or the crunchier riffs. My favorite tracks are "Il Vuoto" (very depressive) and closer "Un Presagio" (depressive too with good crushing riffs).
All in all L'illusione D'esistere is a good debut for Sine Luce. A better production would have benefited the compositions though.
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