Iblis - _Axiom_
(Negatron Records, 2000)
by: Pedro Azevedo (6 out of 10)
Starting out with some intriguing and atmospheric piano and violin somewhat reminiscent of Devil Doll, _Axiom_ (the first album released by Negatron Records) shows plenty of potential. From there on, Iblis introduce their somewhat blackened metallic elements to the mixture and start to alternate between the two styles. The violin is forsaken during the metal sections, some keyboard still being used. The problem with Iblis is essentially that the metal passages are rather forgettable and don't live up to the other parts of the album, which in the end do constitute a minority. Furthermore, the two are hardly integrated with one another, and at times it feels like the listener is listening to two different records, one of which is clearly better than the other. Judging by the quality of some of the violin/keyboard sections, however, and since the metal component of the album is not terrible either, Iblis may well be on their way to creating a more mature, consistent and remarkable album in the future.

Contact: negatron@tin.it

(article published 20/11/2000)

12/29/2012 C Drishner 9 Iblis - Menthell
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