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