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Review: Amber Tears - Key to December
Amber Tears
Key to December

Label: BadMoodMan Music
Year released: 2010
Duration: 42:10
Tracks: 8
Genre: Doom/Death

Rating: 4/5

Review online: April 14, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Key to December

Rated 3.83/5 (76.67%) (6 Votes)

Never heard of this band, which is not surprising, as they are another obscure Doom band from the wilds of Russia. This is the second album for Amber Tears, and as this was billed as "folky" I was skeptical, but there is precious little folky about it. What this is, is some first-rate Doom music with a big sound, the expected long and highly melodic songs, and a lot of variety and dynamic in the compositions. This band switches from acoustical works to crushing heaviness with relative ease, and without the songs sounding like a mishmash.

So in short, this is a very good disc by a highly promising band, and I look forward to hearing from them again. Moody, brooding, and evocative.

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