|Review: Revelations of Rain - Revelations of Rain|
|Revelations of Rain|
Label: Solitude Productions
Year released: 2009
Review online: November 4, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Revelations of Rain
Not much info about this band, as even the CD booklet is entirely in Cyrillic, so I had to dig a bit to find even an English translation of their name. This is, apparently, the second album of gloomy Doom/Death from this Russian band, who have found what I did not really believe possible: a middle of the road sound for Doom.
This isn't a bad disc, but it is pretty much every cliché of Doom/Death it's possible to imagine; slow riffs, plodding drums, dry growled vocals, and extended moody melodic ideas expressed largely through keys. In places, as on "Winter Grief" the band picks up a bit and does something a bit off the track, adding quite a bit of interest. But for 90% of this album Revelations of Rain plod along at pretty much the same speed, working the same kinds of melodies which are not bad, exactly, but are still not really very interesting or involving. Doom/Death like this has to create a genuine atmosphere and get you to partake of the mood, but this is so unremarkable it can't really do that. Flashes of promise flicker here and there, but never really ignite into anything involving.
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