Where are you going, Mandrake?
A female fronted band that wants to be goth and at the same time death metal
with a male growler - hey, we've seen that before. It can work.
In the case of this German outfit, it doesn't, though.
The songs are pointing in all directions and there's no unifying factor that
creates a complete album. Intentions are good, I suppose, with a few fine parts
of heavy, groovy guitars - like the beginning of Autumn Infinity - but on the
whole...no, this is long, long album full of repetition, goth clichees and songs
that grip you just about as hard as a teddy bear would.
And the lyrics for Among The Demons...where is that I've heard them before?! Oh,
wait, a Danish demo band made a chorus just like it...in 1994! Wonder if that
band still exists?