Halo of Shadows

Release date: July 28th 2006
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Provided by: IntroMental
Website: www.haloofshadows.com

Style: Death/black/folk metal

Rating: 69/100
Cover artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen

Date: August 20th 2006

The debut album from Finnish combo Halo of Shadows is in many ways a solid release that displays lots of energy and will to show skills. There is really brilliant and rock solid riffing here and there and the band wants to do a lot of things as they incorporate death metal, black metal, folky tunes and more modern thrash elements.  

In fact, they want to do so many things and show so much that the album on the whole becomes quite forgettable due to the fact that the songs donít really stick to your mind, even after five listens to the record. What Iím saying is; the song writing isnít good enough. Back in the rehearsal, guys, Iím sure you can do better!