German Gothic Metal band Coronatus were founded by drummer Mats Kurth and at the end of 2004/early 2005 the line up was finally complete.
“Lux Noctis” is their debut album and a very pleasant surprise in my book.
Yes... a very pleasant surprise... except for the awful voice-overs telling you that you’re listening to a promotional-CD. I know why they are doing it, but it’s really, really annoying and I must admit that I was actually ready to throw it in the bin. But the band certainly deserves a chance... so I will shut my mouth and just do my job!
Fronted by two almost completely different female singers Coronatus are ready to conquer the world with a CD that grows, more and more with each repeated listen.
They certainly do know how to write a catchy tune... just take a listen to songs like; “Scream of
the Butterfly”, “Silberlicht” and “Requiem Tabernam” and you know what I mean.
When you listen to the above mentioned songs you can really hear that Coronatus have a huge potential. Well... it isn’t exactly groundbreaking in my opinion, but the songs are filled with catchy choruses that you do not forget easily.
The songs have lyrics in German, English and even Latin and there’s a perfect path between
melody, atmosphere and heaviness when it comes to the music.
The production is done by Tobias Schönemann (The Vision Bleak, Eisregen) and mastered in
Finnvox-Studios in Helsinki by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Sonata Arctica etc.)
And they have done a good job.
You should definitely check this album out if you’re into female fronted Symphonic Metal and
Gothic Metal bands.
Recommended tracks: See above.