Universum - Leto Destinatus

7.6 | 17 votes |
Release date: 15 June 2008
Style: Gothenburg metal


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01. Leto Destinatus
02. Day Of Redemption
03. Disconnected
04. Solitude
05. Damage
06. Invisible Scars
07. War Of Ages
08. False Paradigm
09. Zero
10. Faded
11. Black Logic
12. Misery Cell
13. Ignite The Subconscious [feat. Tomy Laisto]

Additional info
Mixed and mastered in Sweden by Jens Bogren @ Fascination Street Studios (Soilwork, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Symphony X)

Guest Solo by Tomy Laisto (Mors Principium Est) on track - "Ignite The Subconscious"

Staff review by
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Country: Australia
Label: Self-released
Length: 50:17
Recorded: 2008

Michael Soininen - guitar, vocals
Stephen Murphy - guitar
Jaron Soininen - drums
Adam Soininen - vocals
Rachael Madden - keyboard
Liam Brophy - bass

When I received Universum's début album in the mail I was first of all impressed by its presentation. It came in a folder with info sheets slipped into one side and the CD displayed in the other. You'd have to have seen it but it looked quite professional and showed seriousness and maturity towards the art that is making metal music. When listening to the music itself as well, before trying to determine the quality of the songwriting, the production seems quite good and so no doubt a lot effort was put into the recording/mixing of this album. As it happens "Leto Destinatus" was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden so it's not a small time homebrew release we have here. But there's no use having all these features in an album if the music isn't written and played well so let's stop getting so far ahead of ourselves and analyse these components shall we?

published 25.08.2008 | Comments (7)

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