Invisigoth consists of just two members: Viggo Domino doing all vocals and Cage
doing everything else, meaning all instruments. Itís really impressive, and
sometimes unbelievable, that this is done by just two guys, and not a whole
The band did another album before this, Alcoholocaust, but unfortunately Iím not
familiar with that one, so I have to judge it from whatís on this one only. From
what Iíve read elsewhere, I think I have to pick up their first album, when I
get the chance, since itís supposed to be more metallic than this one.
Itís not that easy to describe this album, quite a number of different bands
(and styles) came to mind as reference when I listened to it; progrock with such
different sounds as Alan Parsonís Project, Genesis/Peter Gabriel, It Bites and
Kingís X, and furthermore touches of ambient metal, jazz, funk, pop and
middle-eastern music Ė quite a mix.
There are very interesting compositions too, a possible description for the most
parts could be sound-landscapes changing between the epic and the atmospheric.
From my point of view itís surely in the slower and melodic parts that the music
and the vocals are the strongest and holds my favourite moments of the album.
The total playing time of the album is around
minutes, and though enjoying the music most of the way, I have to say it gets a
little too long, also because the tempo or pace of the songs are a little too
alike and held-back/suppressed in the long run for my taste Ė I missed some
release or shifts in the music to ďbe able to breatheĒ so to speak.
So to sum it
up; a good album, but definitely something you have to listen more carefully to
(maybe in headphones, as recommended by Cage himself), and maybe in smaller bits
than the whole album at once Ė except if youíre into transcending experiences.