Gomorrah - _Night of the Blackened Pentagram_
(Unsung Heroes, 2001)
by: Quentin Kalis (5 out of 10)
Gomorrah perform mid-paced black metal, though it must be said that they perform black metal slower then any other black metal band that would be described as mid-paced. So the music contained within is something a bit different. But what gives this album an edge of originality is also its downfall. Gomorrah perform four songs in some 37 minutes -- sufficient to put many doom bands to shame! But Gomorrah simply don't possess or don't exhibit the technical skill to justify their long songs. Neither do they display a sense of the epic, nor do the songs contain sufficient variety to make their overlong songs sound interesting. They could easily cut down the length by more than half without losing any integral parts of the songs. If they did that, this release would probably be more entertaining and would have achieved a higher rating. Unedited as it is, I cannot give this anything more than a 4. The droning guitar doesn't exactly aid enjoyment of this album and actually brings on boredom sooner. Although this has been released as a proper album, it is still essentially a demo (complete with tape clicks between songs), and potential buyers should bear this in mind. Even if it were to be reviewed as a demo, the rating is unlikely to be higher than 2 out of 5.

Contact: UHR, Mark Vignati, 260 Overlook Dr, Covington, GA 30016, USA

(article published 3/7/2002)

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