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Review: Wedding in Hades - Elements of Disorder
Wedding in Hades
Elements of Disorder

Label: BadMoodMan Music
Year released: 2010
Duration: 48:25
Tracks: 8
Genre: Doom/Death


Review online: April 29, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.56/5 (71.11%) (9 Votes)

This is the debut for Wedding In Hades, who are a French band adding Gothic sounds to their Doom/Death, which seems to be sort of a trend these days. In this sense, "Gothic" means some atmospheric keyboard sounds and some muttery vocals in imitation of Lou Reed. It doesn't really work that well, and adds only pretension to what is otherwise a pretty pedestrian Doom/Death album. The vocals are tedious, the songwriting is a disjointed mess, and the riffs waver between enjoyably heavy and just being annoying. This isn't unlistenable or anything, but this band cannot for the life of them decide how they want to sound, and they throw in way too many influences and elements in an effort to sound different. Instead, they just end up sounding like they chopped up pieces of other bands and threw them in a blender with no idea where they should go or why they wanted them in the first place, totally failing to create any kind of consistent or distinct sound. You can skip this one.

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