APOCRYPHAL "FROM DEPTHS" (FRA/96) 6 TRACKS 30 FF
This new French band previously called POST ART
FUNERAL was totally unknown from us before I received this demo which is
their debut recording. This tape's got a full pro presentation with a colour
cover, a photo of the band and the lyrics of the songs.... The production
is unfortunately not so great as the layout but worth more than average
and now let us clearly discover the music of the band. APOCRYPHAL call
what they play atmospheric death and I think that it's the appropriate
name. They've got a growling singer, mid tempo rhythm with nice riffs and
the keyboards occupies an important space and reminds me a little bit of
the work on the first album of THE GATHERING. I think that with a real
serious production, this band could produce something really interesting
and you should really check out this promising tape.
SYMPOSIUM (35 rue de Kerampont 22300 Lannion)
APOCRYPHAL: "From Depths" Démo tape
At first, maybe some fans will be surprised to
see the good rate of this band, but that' like it is!!.This band has surprised
me, I couldn't say you why I have so liked it, but maybe, it is because
it is so brutal and the vocals so great. Maybe a new band signed on Dolphins
Records if all goes well, this time or the nextone!. Great Death!!!.
A.K.O.M (All Kind Of Music, Via Pineta, 20/G 45010 Rosolina, ITALIE
APOCRYPHAL: "From Depths"
Copertina a colori! Registrazione più che
buona! Questa Thrash Death band francese, riesce a creare delle atmosfere
molto melodiche ma allo stesso tempo rese cavernose dalla voce del singer.
Insomma sei ragazzi con stoffa da vendere, che con queste 5 songs ( di
cui una strumentale) + intro riescono a penetrare nei meandri celebrali
di chi le ascolta. Il tutto senza violenze sonore, con atmosfere pesanti,
orecchiabili, ma allo stesso tempo ben composte!
Spiccano al mio modesto orecchio: "Stella / From Depths" e "The Offering".
Da ascoltare, senza ombra di dubbio!!!.