Sine Luce - _L'Ombra dell' Apparenza_
by: Quentin Kalis (2.5 out of 5)
The second demo from the Italian one-man project borrows heavily from the gamut of Norse veterans, from warm post-Burzum fuzziness ("Il Dono della Follia") through to the necrotic excesses of Darkthrone ("L'Ombra del Viandante") and back again to the simplicity of Burzum key tinkling ("Prologo / L'Inizio di un Viagggio").

However, this is all rendered through a murky production, as if it is filtering through troll-infested woods. The effect creates a sense of detachment and an emotional distance between the listener and the music, which is further enhanced by the distorted vocals. (I wonder if he is doing a _Filosofem_ and using a broken mike?) This, together with a hypnotic repetitiveness, holds together what could otherwise be rather disparate strands.

Whilst this may be mildly diverting, it is also a bit too much like every single other new one man shows band, but it's not too much of a stretch to imagine something worthwhile could emerge from this project several demos later.

Contact: http://www.myspace.com/sineluce

(article published 6/7/2008)


RSS Feed RSS   Facebook Facebook   Twitter Twitter  ::  Mobile : Text  ::  HTML : CSS  ::  Sitemap

All contents copyright 1995-2019 their individual creators.  All rights reserved.  Do not reproduce without permission.

All opinions expressed in Chronicles of Chaos are opinions held at the time of writing by the individuals expressing them.
They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, past or present.