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Review: Gloomy Grim - The Age of Aquarius
Gloomy Grim
The Age of Aquarius

Label: Satanath Records
Year released: 2016
Duration: 44:24
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: November 21, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
The Age of Aquarius

Rated 3.44/5 (68.89%) (9 Votes)

Unless you have never come across Gloomy Grim before, Black Metal - both symphonic and thrashy, at times even punky, is where these grim bastards have set their sights. Musically, Gloomy Grim are pretty unpredictable on this album: at one moment they may attack you with full blackened force, and then all of a sudden they may calm down and go somewhere into the Gothic world, all without losing the main focus of their malignant and eerie keyboard-orientated Black Metal. And now that I've mentioned the keys, keyboardist Agathon also has one of the most deranged Black Metal voices I've heard in a while. Think of Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath. My own Black Metal mojo just got harder hearing Agathon screaming and shrieking like a horny satanic goat in a satanic estrous cycle. The song "Time" is vicious as fuck; a nightmarish trip that goes beyond and back to reality, whereas "Light of Lucifer Shines on Me" leads you towards a darkly lit, almost King Diamond-ish type of spooky corner.

Damn, I just noticed it's been 8 long years since Gloomy Grim's previous thematic album, Under the Spell of the Unlight, came out. Fortunately, the band's new album was worth that long wait.

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