Desire - _Infinity... A Timeless Journey Through the Emotional Dream_
(Skyfall, 1996)
by: Pedro Azevedo (7 out of 10)
Desire are a Portuguese symphonic doom band. They use lots of keyboards for atmosphere, extremely deep and slow death vox, and they play mostly pretty slowly. They do speed up in the appropriate parts, though, maintaining the interest and not letting the album bore you. These guys have managed to create a majestic piece of doom, where orchestration is concerned. It's well produced, and it has some pretty good ideas. There's enough on this album to keep anyone who likes doom interested, although others may find this a bit boring. Besides the constant keyboards, they also use acoustic guitars and occasional black metal vox. It's all sort of dreamy, as much as doomy. They create an interesting atmosphere, though sometimes the music isn't thrilling - that's the price they pay for atmosphere. They managed to keep the album well balanced, though, so the atmosphere doesn't take over too much. It's not really an excellent album, but it has some good ideas and they seem to have worked hard. The next album, if they prove to be more mature and all (no, this doesn't mean softer, and it doesn't mean dropping the death vox either), could be great.

(article published 4/2/1997)

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