VESANIA - GOD THE LUX - NAPALM
Clever album title or what? Well, not really. The same can be said of this band's music. When Orion and Daray, respectively of Behemoth and Vader, come together to perform one could legitimately expect something evil, brutal and fast. Instead, what we have here is a Dimmu Borgir wanna-be band that is clearly influenced by Emperor. The speedy assault and drumming can be compared to Behemoth, but given the sea of keyboards and the derivative structure of the songs (they even have hidden music at the end of the CD, gods of originality awake!) Vesania is destined to remain in the third tier status. When bands still insist on cranking out the keyboards, under the guise of metal, then they demonstrate that their stupidity even exceeds their minute knowledge of metal. - Ali "The Metallian"
VESANIA - DISTRACTIVE KILLUSIONS - NAPLAM RECORDS
When listening to Distractive Killusions the first indications are that the keyboards and various non-metal elements have taken a back seat and indeed the opener Narrenschyff is more Behemoth and less Dimmu Borgir or Cradle Of Filth. The song does end rather ominously however and the second song, The Dawnfall (Hamartia and Hybris), plunges deep into keyboard laden so called symphonic black metal. Infinity Horizon doesn’t improve much and is more comparable to Emperor with a shade or two of folk sounding segments buried in it, additionally it also includes a very much out of place short solo that at least serves to bury the synthesizer sound. Rage Of Reason is more melodic and at times like a heavy or power metal song. Of Bitterness And Clarity is Emperor plus a dose of Behemoth. In Silence Makes Noise (Eternity - The Mood) the band seems to be experimenting with the gothic style while being stuck in Emperor gear again. Hell Is For Children is the same plus some added experimental elements. Aesthesis is faster and heavier than most of what preceded it. Distractive Cryscendo is a two-minute outro, which closes this release with an air of mystery. - Anna Tergel