RAPTURE - FUTILE - SPIKEFARM
Sometimes a CD finds itself in the hands of a reviewer who simply doesn't know what to say or do with it. There just isn't any inspiration to be had, and there isn't much worse one can declare about a piece of music, is there? Closing the gap between Sisters of Mercy-style depression and growl metal, the Finnish band (reportedly comprised of members of other Finnish bands) churns out tracks with names like While the World Sleeps and Someone I (don't) Know at average tempo. It could be that fans of doom or gothic sensibility like Katatonia will find charm in this, but this writer finds little to grasp on here to merit a recommendation. - Ali "The Metallian"