Hecate Enthroned - _Upon Promeathean Shores_
by: Brian Meloon (
Apparently, this band was formed by some ex-members of Cradle of Filth, and they've taken not only the CoF sound with them, but even the artwork on the back of the _TPoEMF_ CD insert. Anyway, this sounds like a better produced, but unfortunately drab and less interesting version of _The Principle of Evil Made Flesh_. The CoF style has been nearly completely copped, with similar vocals, guitars, drums, keyboards, and even some whispering in the albums opening keyboard-only intro. The gothic elements aren't as pervasive as they were on _Vempire_, but are evident in about the same levels as they were on _TPoEMF_. However, Hecate Enthroned really lack the imagination of CoF, and this ends up sounding like the worst parts of _TPoEMF_. It does have a few shining moments, however. There are really only four songs here, as the opener and closer are keyboard only instrumentals. I'd recommend it to those looking for something in the style of CoF, but don't expect too much.
(article published 10/11/1996)
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