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Review: Emancer - Twilight and Randomness
Twilight and Randomness

Label: Naga Productions
Year released: 2008
Duration: 60:58
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: September 9, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
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It has been quite some time since I last heard a Progressive release that had no Beegees type of vocals! One very good reason for this being that Emancer is, in fact, a Black Metal band. One can feel safe since nobody will have nightmares caused by the horrible drag queen-ish vocal (mis)performance!

The rasps on Twilight and Randomness are real good, and the clean ones are not too shabby either. Some effects are applied at times, like the cool robotic rendition that we can hear on track #2, "Dice Man", one of my favorite songs. This very composition includes in its structure: mid-fast paces, distorted arpeggios, keyboards, organ, crushing riffs, acoustic-electric guitars (I just love the sound of those guitars), and shifting time signatures. Yes, there are keyboards on this album, and their role is to bring darkness, atmosphere, some symphonic tones, or simply those cool sounds this instrument can create. Excellent is the guitar work to be witnessed from beginning to end, backed by a solid and tight rhythmic section. I was pleasantly surprised to hear acoustic guitars scattered here and there on this disc. Such melodic tonalities can be heard on some very good compositions like "Moron", and "The Rewarding Schemes". There are parts on this album that have a more ambient or experimental feel; those can be found on the opening song "Randomness", and on "Comfort Fix".

Even if Twilight and Randomness is no masterpiece, Emancer is formed by a bunch of talented musicians who came up with an intelligent and entertaining piece of Progressive Black Metal.

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