Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturnus/Paradise Belongs To You/Euphonious Records/1997 CD Review

Saturnus are an atmospheric doom/death metal band from Denmark and this is a review of their 1997 album "Paradise Belongs To You" which was released by Euponious Records.

Drums are mostly slow beats with no fast playing or blast beats, while the keyboars are very atmospheric sounding with some flutes and cellos being used on certain songs which gives a new age feel, as for the bass playing has a very dark and powerful tone that is easy to hear on this album.

Rhythm guitars are mostly slow melodic doom/death riffs that utilize alot of harmonics, while the guitar leads are very melodic with no fast playing, as for the accoustic guitars when they are utilized include alot of open chords and fingerpicking classical licks that gives the music a very dark atmosphere.

Vocals are mostly deep death metal grwls that are very easy to understand with some clean singing and spoken word passages, while the lyrics are very poetic mixed with some anti christian and depressing themes in addition to being influenced by the writings of William Blake,
as for the production on this recording which was recorded at Soundscape Studio during August of 1996 sounds ver professional and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album.

In my opinion Saturnus are a very good atmospheric doom/death metal band and if you area fan of this style you should check this band out.
RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Christ Goodbye" "Pilgramage Of Sorrow" "I Love Thee" and "The Underworld". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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