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Beautiful & Brilliant! - 99%

Cravinov13, May 9th, 2007

Probably some of the best neoclassical music and Die Verbannten Kinder Evas’ best album to date. It’s very dark, which is just what you’d expect from the men behind black metal band Summoning. Frankly put, this album is beautiful. The keyboard and synths on the album are perfectly mixed and create outstanding atmospheric melodies and soundscape. The drums used are easily the most dynamic part of the album, and the vocals are gorgeous, both male and female. The lyrics are simply described as morbid poetry that fits the mood of the album very well.

The best thing about this band is their intensity and sheer gothic brutality, all without ever needing a guitar or distorted bass, but simply pure atmospheric ferocity and powerful dynamics. Songs like Cease To Breathe, Winter’s Night, Mistrust, and Unquiet Thoughts are perfect examples of what dark classical music needs to be. The compositions and orchestral arrangements are a rare plus on this album and lead the listener into an unconscious state of helplessness. Along with Elend, Die Verbannten Kinder Evas are the pioneers of dark classical music spawned from the depths of metal’s darkest realms.