Anomia 1
Release date: January 22nd 2007
Label: Scarlet Records
Provided by: Scarlet Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Style: Gothic Metal
Rating: 68/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: January 17th 2007

Debut album from Swedish gothic metal band Bokor offers us an exciting journey down the path bands like Tool, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Mastodon and Anathema have taken or crossed a few times. The dark and melancholic parts are nicely combined with more progressive and aggressive parts, and the vocals do have just the right amount of aggressiveness as well as clean vocals to draw attention from most genres in metal.

To simply label this gothic metal is too easy, because Bokor is, just like the bands mentioned above, about a lot more, and their influences range from classic metal, thru thrash, prog and gothic.

Centrepiece on the album is the almost 15 minutes long song: "Migrating" and in my humble opinion the best song on the album, a song that shows a technical skilled band capable of writing good and entertaining metal.

Not a bad start for this young Swedish band, not earth shattering or groundbreaking, just a good start and a good base to build on...