|Review: LLVME - Fogeira de Suenos|
|Fogeira de Suenos|
Label: My Kingdom Music
Year released: 2010
Genre: Pagan Metal
Review online: May 9, 2010
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
for:Fogeira de Suenos
LLVME is a Spanish metal act that has on staff some veteran musicians having played with Chaotic Hope. Founding member/band leader Nandu is himself a multi-instrumentalist who handles the vocals, guitars, keyboards, drums and gaita de foie (traditional instrument I suppose). Additional musicians brought their own touch with the vocals, violin and pandeiru cuadrau (?). We can also hear some bagpipes, but maybe it is one of the instruments with a strange name.
Fogeira de Suenos is a very pleasant and entertaining opus of pagan metal. You won't hear too much of those blast beats, thankfully, instead they opted for more atmosphere in revenge. A certain doom vibe is omnipresent here. The ambient keyboards greatly help that type of mood. The violins are not your usual folksy type either, but lean more towards what you could hear on a My Dying Bride album. The vocals are quite interesting since they include rasps and growls, even in a duet in a few places, which is not too common. Clean/spoken voices in foreign languages are present once in a while. The mode can be calm, dramatic, and intense and all of this ends up with a grand epic finale composed on keyboards and bagpipes.
There are no bad tracks on Fogeira de Suenos, so just about every composition is on my favorite list. LLVME have come up with originality in our pagan world.
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