Release DetailsLABEL Adipocere
RELEASED ON 6/11/2005
posted on 9/2005 By:
It would appear Furia, armed with a new logo, English song titles and a new industrial/straight up melodic death metal sheen, have gone the way of Suidakra and forsaken their epic, medieval beginnings for greener pastures. This 4 song EP’s title becomes far more appropriate.
Shame really, I enjoyed A la Quête du Passé and Un Lac de Larmes et de Sang as they were pretty good at their form of atmospheric, theatrical metal, and now based on these 4 tracks, they’ll be resigned to melodic death metal mediocrity along with 23,965 other bands from Finland and Sweden. At least before, they stood out.
How here we get two new songs from the upcoming Kheros album (“Dogma’s Fall”, “Anthem to Kheros”) and two re-recorded older tracks (“Coma”, “Evil Spell’s Approval”). The re-recorded tracks retain some hint of the band's past medieval frolicking, but seem to be dragged though a mechanical, neo thrash converter. The 2 new tracks are pretty lifeless and bland with all the trappings of modern melodic death thrash; weak clean vocals, robotic, mid paced riffage and a cold, tight delivery compared to the band's prior lush soundscapes.
Also on this EP you get four CD-ROM videos, which are at least from older tracks (“Auto-Psy d'un Damné”, “Un Lac De Larmes Et De Sang” and “L'Oratoire de la Folieand”, “Elmira”) you get to visually experience Furia’s live and albeit low budget previous grandeur.
Based on this taster, Kheros is an album I will not be picking up as it would seem to be yet another predictable offering in the modern melodic death metal/thrash genre from a band which was once pretty unique.
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