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Label : BadMoonBad Music/Solitude Productions
Review by Tony Cannella
It is odd when a band comes out with a 28-minute compilation EP. Such is the case with “Apple of Discord” by the Russian band Canonis. After a series of Demos – their first of which came out in 1995 – and a single, the band has compiled some of those moments on their new 7-song, 28-minute compilation. Musically Canonis began as Doom Metal band but has since evolved into playing ethereal, ambient music and that is the style that is showcased on “Apple of Discord”. On “Apple of Discord” the general tone is one of dark and beautiful music. Their Doom Metal period is clearly in the rear view mirror for Canonis as the songs display an ambience and ethereal splendor to them. There is also a bit of a Celtic, Folk flavor to some of the songs. Throughout “Apple of Discord” I was most certainly impressed with the overall presentation, sound and most of all songs from this talented Russian band. Hopefully a debut full-length from Canonis is not too far off.
Rating - 85/100
Label : BadMood Bad Music/Solitude Productions
Review by Tony Cannella
From Ukraine comes the Doom Metal band Sideris Noctem. Having already released a demo, Sideris Noctem has just issued their debut album “Wait Till the Time Is R.I.P.”. What you get here is 50-minutes worth of somber and melancholic Doom Metal. The mournful intro “First Day” starts the CD. It is a beautiful sounding intro that leads into the heavy, doom riffs of “Wait Till the Time Is R.I.P.”. Right away the listener is treated to some fairly technical doom metal and the brutal vocals of Pavel definitely take center stage here.I really like the way the male vocals are done here, as you can understand almost every word he sings. The two vocalists work as a cohesive unit with female vocalist Anna providing a clean, diverse vocal style throughout the CD. Some clean male vocals are presented throughout the CD. “Binary” became my favorite track, as the pace is slowed just a little bit on this and the band present more dark, somber doom. Other highlights include: “Behind the Mirror of the Winters Fall”, “Moonlight Snakes” and a cover of the Katatonia song “Without God”. The outro “Last Day” brings this nearly an hour’s worth of doom to a close. Sideris Noctem has created an albums worth of worthwhile Doom that fans of the genre should come to appreciate.
Rating - 80/100