Golgotha - _Elemental Changes_
(Repulse Records, 1999)
by: Adrian Bromley (7 out of 10)
I know CoC writer Adam Wasylyk is really into the work of Golgotha and I can see why. It's very enchanting, very melodic and doom-oriented at times, etching waves of slow-paced numbers into the music though still managing to muster up aggressive qualities as well. He even likened it to mid-era Therion. A good comparison, I must say. The main reason I am enchanted by the work of Golgotha is its sincere gothic overtone, relying heavily on atmosphere and pure creativity for the recordings to work efficiently. It's got power and passion all rolled up into one headstrong recording. Though a bit bland on the vocal side at times, the music sincerely makes up for lost ground. Fans of Therion, Moonspell and EverEve might find this interesting. Choice cuts: "Emotionless", "Lifetrappers" and "Internal Fight". Passion runs deep within Golgotha's music and those giving it a listen will embrace the warmth and honesty it offers.

(article published 6/15/1999)


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