"Opus Dementiae" (Cruz Del Sur; 2004)
Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter
Ensoph is an Italian band that has just released their sophomore album "Opus Dementiae." The disc displays a band steeped in avant garde metal with a healthy dose of gothic metal and dashes of industrial metal and modern orchestration to spice things up. Experimental? Yeah, you could say that.
the guitar/bass/keyboard/drum set-up was very much what you'd expect from a
goth/industrial band. The inclusion
of a flute is the most unique facet here. The
male vocals were very raspy in a black metal style which is another highly
distinctive feature of Ensoph if not a particularly annoying feature to these
ears. Female vocals add a pleasing
dimension to the band's sound. Movie
soundtrack-like noises and sounds additionally breathe life into this particular
I find Ensoph to be quite innovative and "Opus Dementiae" quite enjoyable when I'm
in the mood for the band's particular style, "Opus Dementiae" lacks a certain
energy that I like in my metal-based music.
of The Kovenant and Theatre Of
Tragedy will appreciate Ensoph's "Opus Dementiae."
more information visit http://www.ensoph.it/.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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