Release date: March 24th 2006
Label: Massacre Records
Provided by: Intromental
VME (Denmark)

Style: Nightwish metal

Rating: 82/100
Cover artwork rating: 79/100

Reviewed by:
Thomas Nielsen
March 3rd 2006

If you happen to like Nightwish, there’s a good chance that you’ll like this German combo’s release. You know the recipe: Female opera singer, male shouter, progressive short of metal. Front siren Stephanie has a thinner voice than Tarja, but actually not less beautiful.  

Where their Finnish colleagues are like a fairytale band, Atargatis have a greater penchant for the goth vein of metal and this basically makes the different between the twain.  

 “Wasteland” is a homogenous album that rests comfortably in its own style and displays fine musicianship. The only real minus I can think of with this release is the male voice of bassist Lord Lornhold which ought to be silenced immediately.  

Check out the downloads on the band site.