Thursday, July 5, 2012

Geasa/Angel's Cry/Season Of Mist/1999 CD Review


  Geasa  are  a  band  from Ireland  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  Celtic  pagan/black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  1999  album  "Angel's  Cry"  which  was  released  by  Season  Of  Mist.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  not  much  in t he  way  of  fast  playing  or  blast  beats,  while  the  keyboards  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  music  with  some  folk  music  elements,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it h as  a very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  pagan/black  metal  riffs  that  utilize  a  good  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  doom  metal  influences,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  give  the  music  a  folk  music  feeling.

  Vocals are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  mixed  in  with  some  clean  signing  pagan  metal  vocals  as  will  as  some  spoken  word  parts,  while the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  Celtic  pagan  themes,  as  for  the  production  it h as  a very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Geasa  are  a very  great  sounding  Celtic  pagan/black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  style  of  music,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Duan  Do  Mo  Bheann  Sidhe"  "Danna"  "Where  Shadows  Are  Borne"  and  "Spansill  Hill">  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

No comments:

Post a Comment