THE MOANING - BLOOD FROM STONE - NO FASHION
"Recorded at Abyss Studio January 1996"?? It is a safe bet that the street date of this CD must have gone through a few delays. Still, one gentle lash upon the slaves operating the magic music apparatus later and the title track launches all hell. The power, speed and innovation vested upon a metal song makes the men who practice true metal demigods. The first song delivers nothing less than blazing and tight evil death. An entertaining rhythm which is backed by booming drum kicks and sharp guitars leave little room for mistakes in one's cranium. The rest of the album does not quite measure up when a song like Dying Internal Embers showcases the band's more melodic side and Mirror Of The Soul leaves a whiff of Iron Maiden in the ears. All considered though, there are 666 worse ways to spend one's money. - Ali "The Metallian"