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On disc: Reverie

Wandel - Lars Bjørn - 7 stars


(Napalm Records - 2011)

Good and lesser things happens on the debut album from Reverie, a young band you must praise for their courage to make a break for it in the dark metal world. All songs in German language so nobody makes mistakes about where they come from. Everything the band Reverie makes is centered around Max Leonhardt who could be a major influence in the future for German dark metal, but the first attempt has the song Ruhmlos, where Leonhardt creates forward moving melodic dark metal in a brilliant fist fighting style. Die Stadt gives us a quiet and philosophical side of what they do to dark metal from Reverie. Nebel has a crisp and hard steam of energy melted into the song, fantastic and different. Hexe is very much on the dark side with Gothic aspects and a good melodic structure so the song get a round and full character. Sturm is extremely forceful power metal that is still dark, but unmistakably one of the best songs on this album. Wandel is the title track filled with pure classical music with piano and dark undertones, but later on the song develops into powerful and beautiful complicated dark metal. Very interesting to stretch the song like that. All in all a great first album from Reverie, and good luck to them in the future.

7 stars

Lars Bjørn


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