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  • Amduscias - Amduscias

    Amduscias - Amduscias
    1998 Blackend Records


Amduscias - Amduscias

1998 Blackend Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-08-11

Metal Blade seems to have the exclusive distribution rights to all of the Blackend stuff in the states, which is fortunate for us, even if we do end up getting these albums a couple years after their initial release. What's the problem with that? Well, for some albums, Amduscias being one of them, the sound can seem a tad dated, this E.P. sounding like standard norse black metal circa '97. Yeah, that's only couple of years, but as metal styles shift so rapidly, to stay on the cutting edge, especially insomething as volatile as black metal, things have to sound fresh. That's my opinion anyway. So, Amduscias is another BM album to throw in the stacks, or is it? There are some cool guitar moments, but for the most part, I find it pretty uninspiring, not really breaking any new ground or adding anything special to the scene. The fact that this band is from Japan is kinda cool to me, but they've managed to clone an established sound, rather than creat something new, and coupled with a pretty thin production, I'm outta here.