Mirror of Deception
A Smouldering Fire
Style: Doom Metal
Release date: October 15th 2010
Playing time: 55:51

Twenty years on down the line, German Mirror of Deception still have a great deal to give the world of Doom. 'A Smouldering Fire' is a must-try for old-school Doom fans of Saint Vitus and Cirith Ungol. There's a late-seventies, early-eighties spirit in this music, its sound unpolished and fragile, with a underground feel throughout. What makes Mirror of Deception special is that there is also an almost folk-like ring to what they do.

Michael S's voice is an acquired taste by all means, shrill almost, in places, but it works with this material.

If nothing else, then check out the track Walking Through the Clouds or the slow, traditional doomy piece Sojourner. Those two alone sell the album for yours truly.


01. Isle of Horror
02. The Riven Tree

03. Heroes of the Atom Age
04. Bellwethers in Mist
05. Unforeseen
06. December
07. Lauernder Schmerz
08. Walking Through the Clouds
09. Leguano
10. Sojourner
11. The Flood and the Horses
12. Voyage Obscure

Label: Cyclone Empire
Promotion: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 35/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: November 5th 2010
Website: www.mirrorofdeception.de