|Review: The Prophecy - Into the Light|
|Into the Light|
Label: Code 666
Year released: 2009
Genre: Doom Metal
Review online: March 18, 2009
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
for:Into the Light
Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (3 Votes)
Into the Light is the third release from this British band. On the first spin I went: "great crushing Doom Metal!" Later on though, my excitement level dropped down when I heard the clean nasal voices This is not quite what I had expected. That's the only weakness on this album however, and the compositions are all pretty good, some even excellent.
The Prophecy appears as a mixture of classic Doom Metal acts, such as My Dying Bride and Novembers Doom with REM (the clean vocals are reminiscent of REM). The riffing is crushing while the pace is usually moderate, but do slow down at times. The songs are intense and include acoustic guitars as well as ambient keyboards. The guitar work is very good, and easily gets my vote as being the most interesting element on this CD. It is varied and relies frequently on clean arpeggios, which is always an appropriate way to incorporate harmonies and emotions in music. The Prophecy is not just confined to Doom Metal, being able to bring a progressive touch while including intricate time signatures into their songwriting.
All eight tracks are good on this album, with my preferences going for: "Delusion", "Echoes" (the most melodic song) and "All is Lost".
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