With a full 12 years since their previous album, Darkwell
not only return with their original vocalist, Alexandra Pittracher, but have released an album that sounds as if no time had passed. A throwback to the early era of gothic metal, Moloch
includes what may be the band's best and catchiest song, "Yoshiwara," a visionary tribute to the masterpiece film Metropolis
, with a production that highlights Alexandra's opaque and unique style, balanced with Raphael's perfectly obscure keys. From the glorious "Fall Of Ishtar" tp the dark and dreamy "Golem," Darkwell
offer us a return to their labyrinth of forgotten, yet ominously relevant sphere of gothic soundscapes.