|Review: Tales of Dark - Perdition Calls|
Label: BadMoodMan Music
Year released: 2009
Review online: February 25, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3.2/5 (64%) (5 Votes)
This is pretty much a quintessential BadMoodMan Music release. Tales of Dark are a gloomy Doom/Death band from Serbia, and this is their second album in an almost decade-long career. This has everything you would possibly want, from the mournful riffing, the Paul Kuhr-styled growls, and the long, baggy arrangements. The only really nice surprise here is that they have added the vocals of the sublime Jovana Karajanov rather than use predominantly male clean singing – which is good, because mainman Arpad Takac's clean voice is iffy at best. Most of the really good parts here are when the band slows down for more atmospheric, acoustic parts, as these have a fine, almost folk-ballad vibe to them that I find pleasing. The heavy parts of this album could be charitably described as "derivative". This is a nice enough disc of the style, and fans will not turn it off. But Hades knows there are better bands out there, and there is nothing to especially recommend this one.
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