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  • Eucharist - A Velvet Creation

    Eucharist - A Velvet Creation
    1994 Wrong Again Records


Eucharist - A Velvet Creation

1994 Wrong Again Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-06

Finally, due the kind heart of a fellow tape trader, am I able to get my hands on this incredible album. Long out of print, A Velvet Creation, while very different in sound from Mirrorworlds, does still hold the same degree of emotional impact as the later album. Propelled by Erlandsson's creative yet stable percussion, AVC is really a guitar album, highlighted by the incredible use of melody lines throughout the entire disc. What sets Eucharist apart from the other "major" Swedish groups is that these guys, especially lead man Johnsson, seem to be severely tortured souls who display everything through their music. Things are intense, yet not forced, letting the songs stay constant in power while allowing dynamic shifts in the tempo to not interfere. Yeah, a complicated explanation, but this is one of those albums that you really need to hear to appreciate. While the whole thing is a bit rawer than Mirrorworlds, and a bit more unfocused, it's still an incredible album in a truly primal sense, only hampered a little by lower budget production. It's really hard to find this gem, but if you can, seek it out, fans of anything from the early days of Gothenburg will not be disappointed. The perfect blend of furied emotions.