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DARK FORTRESS - Tales from Eternal Dusk - CD - Red Stream Records

review by: Roberto Martinelli

After an excellent, cavernous Gregorian chant intro track, Dark Fortress' music seems to signal that Tales from Eternal Dusk is going to be a snoozer. Thankfully, it only takes a couple of minutes of listening to this German melodic black/death band to realize that this is a quality album. The sense of mediocrity is soon replaced with the established black metal style of amorphous and speedy melodies and harmonies. While the melodies presented on Tales from Eternal Dusk aren't groundbreaking for the genre, they are quite good and will certainly appeal to fans of extreme Swedish metal bands such as Dawn and Thy Primordial. Fans of Dissection are especially encouraged to check this album out.

The only real, lingering criticism of this disk is how tracks that run over into the next track don't segue smoothly. Rather, the sound cuts out as the track changes, only to resume a second later, like the album has the hiccups. Although sloppy and somewhat annoying, this is really a minor flaw in an otherwise good album.

 

 

 

ISSUE 6
ALBUM REVIEWS

(A-D)  (D-I)  (I-L)  (L-R)  (R-T)  (V-W)

ANDROMEDA
Extension of th

APHEX TWIN
Drukgs

BENEDICTION
Organized Chaos

CHAOS AS SHELTE...
Midnight Prayer

DARK FORTRESS
Tales from Eter

DARK FUNERAL
Diabolis Interi

DARKTHRONE
Plague Wielder

DEATH
Live in L.A.

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