Immortal Souls
IV: The Requiem for the Art of Death
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: 10 October, 2011
Playing time: 52:00

Immortal Souls was founded in 1991 and besides two EP's, this is only their fourth full length release in their career. This Finnish 4-piece play Gothenburg influenced melodic death from start to finish, nothing more and nothing less: the typical melodic leads and the harsh vocals etc.

Only in the track "One Last Withering Rose" the band does something different; this is the only song with clean singing and sounds more like a power metal ballad. Another difference with their colleagues are the lyrics. In stead of singing about dead, sorrow, war and destruction they have lyrics with a religious (Christian) message. Nothing wrong with this CD, but we have heard it all so many times before. This is music for those who like Dark Tranquility, Children of Bodom and bands that play similar kind of stuff.  Decent!


01. Art of Death act I: Soulbells
02. Evil Believer
03. Nuclear Winter
04. I Wept
05. Absolution
06. Art of Death act II: The Last Journey
07. Reek of Rotting Rye 
08. Last Day on Earth
09. Hypnotic Atrocity
10. Thoughts of Desolation
11. One Last Withering Rose
12. Act of Death act III: The Requiem of the Funeral Eve

Label: Dark Balance
Distribution: Code 7/PHD
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 29 January, 2012