Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa [2010]

A long awaited album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is definitely not was I was anticipating. I’ve never  been a diehard COF addict, but I’ve heard my share of their songs. This being arguable as I’m a big  Dimmu fan, and to most ears, they are one and the same band. I beg to differ, but I’m not going down  that road right now.

What I was expecting from this album was a fast paced, goth fest. I’m happy to say that this album  wouldn’t be heard by those covered in white facemasks and straight black hair only :D.

No, don’t misunderstand me. The theme of this very concept  album is a gothic horror story.

Based on Lilith (Eve of Jewish  folklore), the lyrics are definitely subversive and very much  showing her as a demon after us. But music wise this album is  didn’t overdo their “GOTH”.

Cradle of Filth has done a decent job with the music. Very rarely  do I like gothic elements in a song, and yes some places it is  overdone, too much for my taste, but overall pretty neat! I love  Martin’s work on the drums. Most places it was a very banal and  unnoticeable beat and then there were places where he goes off  and how!

Vocals aren’t any different from any other album. Couldn’t  expect much of a change there anyway even with latest, Ellyllon  taking the backing. Keys, on a personal level, I like. “Mistress from the Sucking Pit” has a really neat intro with the keys. I like them to sound they way they are (piano like) and not like the cathedral chamber organs most bands use them as. Sick.

Nonetheless, this album is not an improvement over the last. Nothing that really got my blood burning, nothing that got me excited enough to rate this album more than a 6.5/10.


Artillerie’s Debut! (& Gig)

New Delhi based band Artillerie has announced the release of their debut album “Eradefiled” with a 9 song tracklist being:

  • The Impelled
  • Phalanx of Chaos
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Hate Imbrued
  • Tormentor
  • Uninhibited
  • Lapse
  • Winter of Silence
  • Life to these Bones

It would be released on the 7th of November, hard copies and free downloads available! (I love the latter option :D)

I liked their previous EP “New Offensive”, but not liked it to death-sorts.  Hopefully this would blow my mind away! And also that they give us a little preview on this album at their upcoming gig on Sunday.

Dilli-walon turn up at the Double Decker at South-Ex. Link to the gig info –  Facebook Event

Source: MetalIndia

ps. read the gig review here : review at Metalochak!

The Quantum Hack Code


Amogh Symphony is out with the promo to their latest venture “The Quantum Hack Code”. Going to be fucking EPIC! As usual :D.

Video is weird. Too matrix-y. A chic with a hot voice goes on a barrage about human being trapped and stored, contained. Matrix-y, like I said.  Then again the outro does give a feel of incoming onslaught. Looking forward to this!

Their Myspace page : Amogh @myspace