|Review: The Breathing Process - Odyssey (Un)dead|
Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2010
Review online: September 19, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3/5 (60%) (1 Vote)
The Breathing Process is a Symphonic Black/Death band and, I guess unsurprisingly, they remind me quite a bit of Dimmu Borgir (even though I haven't listened to these guys since... 2001 or something.) They deliver what is expected for the genre: Keyboard-heavy Death-tinged Black Metal with a mix of growling vocals and clean female vocals, which don't always fit all that great in here (especially when both vocal styles are used simultaneously.) That and the over-the-top keyboards can get annoying, but what really turns me off on this album is that it doesn't feel like these guys know where they're going with this. It sounds more like a bunch of random songs put together than an actual album, and the blend is incoherent overall. The actual Black/Death (putting the keyboards aside) is OK though quite generic for the most part – I didn't hear anything hear that really caught my interest. Decently played, but they need to work on those songs a little. Get this if you're in Symphonic Black/Death withdrawal I guess...
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