Loch Vostok
Destruction Time Again

Release date: April 14th 2006
Label: Escapi Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Progressive Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 46/100
Cover artwork raring: 30/100

Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: April 16th 2006

LOCH VOSTOK, named after a subterranean lake in Antarctica , rose out of the collapse of Progressive Metal band Mayadome in 2001 and this is their second full length album. The first one is called “Dark Logic” (2004).

After listening to this album several times I can honestly say that I’m not about to be a huge fan of LOCH VOSTOK. Not that I think this album is a pure crap album, but even after numerous listens, nothing really stands out.

To put it simple… I fail to remember any of the tracks except for a few riffs. It all comes down to a matter of taste; I know that for sure, but this album does very little for me. The production is good and they can out-play me very easily but the songs are not above average in my opinion.

After a few tracks I’m beginning to feel a little bored. Remember that you can play complex stuff but still have to integrate catchy hooks and choruses, to make people go; WOW… that sounds good!

If you’re into Progressive Metal with a Melodic Death Metal edge, give this album a listen… maybe you like it better than me?