Cinver – Nebula ALBUM REVIEW

The idea of black metal combined with Space Ambient is interesting. The execution? It’s uh, lacking. A lot. The two space ambient tracks, named literally “a” and “b”, that sit between the two black metal tracks are literally one repeated loop over and over again. The black metal tracks themselves are literally one repeated riff of the entire duration.  I’m not sure what the artist thought they were doing when creating this, but this is not how to make an album. You need more than literally one idea to create a song. The music isn’t really that offensive to any degree, but it’s more of a 16 minute ep of 4 loops, rather than a full record.


Widek – Journey to the Stars ALBUM REVIEW

This’ll be a pretty short review, it’s late and I don’t have much to say about this. This is some of the most bland music I’ve reviewed this year. It’s not even that its’ generic as much as it’s completely lifeless and devoid of personality. The solos are good, but everything else around it is complete, uninspired mush. The “space ambient” (which is really just generic airy synths) parts act as basically white noise, adding nothing of value to the music whatsoever. I’ve been wanting to review this for a while because I’m trying to expose myself to more good djent and the high rating was encouraging. It’s really such a shame to be so utterly disappointed. A complete and utter bore.


Lucian the Wolfbearer – Paradise ALBUM REVIEW

It’s really quite a shame. This album has so many great ideas, and they’re all executed on at least a superficially good level. The problem is that when put together they’re all really disjointed and end up making an album that’s overall very confused and lost. The first part of the album is a great marriage between space ambient and doom metal, which got my hopes up for the rest of the album. However the next two tracks are basically one giant space ambient track with some metal elements in it. To make things even more disjointed, the final track is a stoner doom track with a random space ambient section in it. The vocals aren’t even consistent, with the first 4 tracks having guttural vocals, and the last track have clean vocals. It’s not as if anything on this album sounds bad, it’s just that it’s A. completely disjointed from one another, and B. not executed in an interesting way. I think if the entire album had been like the first two tracks, this would’ve been a much better album, probably a 3.5/5. Hopefully this band sticks to one idea in their next album, because they have a lot of potential.