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Review: Mythological Cold Towers - The Vanished Pantheon
Mythological Cold Towers
The Vanished Pantheon

Label: Somber Music
Year released: 2005
Duration: 48:34
Tracks: 5
Genre: Doom/Death

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: December 10, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
The Vanished Pantheon

Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (8 Votes)

Marvelous third album by this Brazilian Doom/Death band finds them branching out into more experimental waters without losing their grip on the heaviness that makes them so enjoyable. Their debut album Sphere Of Nebaddon was a more directly My Dying Bride/Paradise Lost inspired slab of gloomy Doom, but The Vanished Pantheon finds the band faster, heavier, and more focused.

From the rather generic lyrics of their first disc, MCT have shifted into a genuine direction, spinning tales and explorations of ancient South American myth and its possible relations to vanished civilizations of legend. The music has also moved in a more individual direction, with heavier galloping riffs and a lot more atmosphere and variation. There are quieter interludes and even some clean vocals, which I have to admit don't always work. But overall this is a heavy, visceral album of Doom/Death with a real focus and idea behind it, and that alone lifts it above the mass of other similar albums whose only intent is to be depressing. Impressive.

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