Guilty i am
Going North
Don't believe a Word
(Thin Lizzy's cover)
...and then the World froze
The final Rest
Provenance of Hate
Dead End Poem


Songs "Deprivation" and "Guilty Am I" originally from "Guilty" EP.




Silje Wergeland - Vocals
Trine C. Johansen - Bass
Gyri S. Losnegaard - Guitar
Bodil Myklebust - Guitar
Ivar Alver - Drums
Tone Midtgaard Synth

OCTAVIA SPERATI: "Grace Submerged"    octavia        Candlelight Records

distributed in Switzerland by Irascible Distribution

Produced by  Herbrand Larsen (Enslaved, ex-Audrey Horne) and Arve Isdal (I, Enslaved and Audrey Horne), featuring guest appearance of Morfeus (Limbonic Art)

Winter Enclosure

review by Steve "The Rev. Istvan" Rautner ___  


A strange yet beautiful world of darkness

With gritty guitars and drums, thundering and ethereal yet clear vocals drift across an emerging musical landscape. Somewhat doomish somewhat gothic the moods of ambient consume your mind, and the music and the listener become one. The stories unravel they unfold, the picture paints itself before your eyes ( or inner eyes), whereupon it rushes you onward through  a strange yet beautiful world of darkness. Slowing only to catch a glimpse of something new. 

Piano keys play sharp clean notes shattering the ice of unknown
origin only to reform as immediately as it is laid to rest on the surface of the night. 
Forest tower framing the dense air, the wind speaks in the form of comfort as the listeners 
make their way onward.

The first song was originally on the demo; Guilty am I, redone to accompany ten other 
spectacular and well crafted songs. They demonstrate the band's continual effort to grow 
and expand their musical playing field. Production is clear and upon listening you can 
hear all the instruments as they weave in and about the music as it is played. It is said 
 the live shows are a great enjoyment and have also increased in profession as the band 
has grown, working the audience more than ever. Hopefully you were able to catch a show 
earlier this year as they toured supporting such acts as Amon Amarth, Finntroll and 
Paradise Lost as well as numerous other shows including one with Sirenia.

An extra hand in the recording was supplied by Morfeus, and the CD was mixed by Geir Luedy 
Herbrand Larsen in Lydriket/Your Favourite Music.  I would, as may of my colleagues recommend reviewed CDs, recommend this one as well.

rating: 8/10  


Steve Rautner  27.07.2007
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