|Review: HellLight - ...And Then, The Light of Consciousness Became Hell...|
|...And Then, The Light of Consciousness Became Hell...|
Label: Solitude Productions
Year released: 2010
Genre: Funeral Doom
Review online: May 19, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:...And Then, The Light of Consciousness Became Hell...
Rated 2/5 (40%) (6 Votes)
Third album for Brazilian band HellLight on the ubiquitous Solitude Productions. This Russian label normally signs Doom bands from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Bloc, so this South American band is a bit of a different flavor. From the looks of this, I anticipated straight-up Funeral Doom, and that's exactly what we have here.
Long songs, moody arrangements, a mix of gravelly harsh and iffy clean vocals, and slow, crushing heaviness is pretty much the formula here. This kind of thing can be made compelling, but that's not really happening on this disc. HellLight have all the expected elements, but they don't have any really haunting melodies or memorable riffs. There's nothing actively bad about this album, but it doesn't really do much either.
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