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  • Mystic Circle - Drachenblut

    Mystic Circle - Drachenblut
    1998 Morbid Records


Mystic Circle - Drachenblut

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

Man, this album pisses me off. It's not enough that these guys have to SOUND exactly like Dimmu Borgir, or any othere of those ilk, but they decide that they should LOOK exactly like them as well. Although it would be kind of a cool movie, the Single White Female of the black metal world. Picture it: Dimmu Borgir are broke, their latest album only sold 25,000 copies, and they have to pay for all the fake blood they ingested. After putting out an ad to share their practice space, the guys from Mystic Circle show up. Everything's cool for a while, till riffs starts to mysteriously sound the same, sequenced effects are erased, all the corpse paint begins to end up in the M.C. locker, and one guy shaves his head (you can start to picture it, can't you?). The name Hecate Enthroned is put on the table and it finally comes to blows. Who will win? Do you care? All I know is that these guys are throughly content to slog through someone else's riff graveyard, which doesn't do all that much for me, especially if I'm given such strong visual cues as to their master plan. They should have called themselves Doppleganger. Only saving grace is that the drummer's name is Aaargon, which means he's reeeally noble, or eats caramel candy while he types.