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Release date: 1 September 2012
Style: Doom metal

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7.3 | 10 votes

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01. La Sangre De Salome
02. Antevorta
03. An Exit
04. Mala Gente
05. Una Vida Aislada


Line-up
Kristina Rocco - vocals, piano, keyboard
Michael Rocco - guitars, drums, piano, synth, backing vocals



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Boxcar Willy - 01.09.2012 at 21:54  
Rating: 3 This is so fucking terrible, the emptiness is too much, half the time it's just her "singing", when there are riffs they are identical, the synth sounds like it's getting a bad signal and is all glitchy sounding, almost like it could be in a Skrillex song, the only good part about this album are the piano pieces. They flow nicely, until she starts "singing" and total kills the entire song/album.



I'd rather have this in place of the vocals, would be less annoying.

listen to about 20 seconds of the first song, then you'll have heard the whole thing.
smock2 - 01.09.2012 at 23:26  
  I disagree with the above trolling- if you're a fan of this genre, you won't be disappointed with Herodias' second release. The vocals are incredible (the best I've heard in a long time). Musically, this album transcends the high majority of music I hear these days. As for the production, dude.. it's a youtube vid..
Marcel Hubregtse - 01.09.2012 at 23:30  
 
Written by smock2 on 01.09.2012 at 23:26

I disagree with the above trolling- if you're a fan of this genre, you won't be disappointed with Herodias' second release. The vocals are incredible (the best I've heard in a long time). Musically, this album transcends the high majority of music I hear these days. As for the production, dude.. it's a youtube vid..


I am a fan of doom in all its guises and to be honest this is pretty bad stuff, especially the horrendous vocals. Musically it meanders onwards and adds nothing to the doom genre at all.
But the rating Bocar gives this album is too low. Personally would rate it a 4.7 so a 5.
finalnailrecords - 01.09.2012 at 23:37  
Rating: 8 Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!
Marcel Hubregtse - 01.09.2012 at 23:40  
 
Written by finalnailrecords on 01.09.2012 at 23:37

Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!


Aha smock2's wife/girflriend chimes in. Let me guess you're the vocalist?
gargamel22 - 01.09.2012 at 23:49  
  Wow- there are some nasty people on here. I really like this group and although I've only listened to the first 2 tracks, I think it's well done so far. Bravo!
Marcel Hubregtse - 01.09.2012 at 23:54  
 
Written by gargamel22 on 01.09.2012 at 23:49

Wow- there are some nasty people on here. I really like this group and although I've only listened to the first 2 tracks, I think it's well done so far. Bravo!



Must be a fun house you all live in

http://www.metalstorm.net/users/index.php?m_what=69.121.70.149&m_where=u.ip
danacooks - 01.09.2012 at 23:57  
  Why are you trying to hurt these people??
Boxcar Willy - 01.09.2012 at 23:57  
Rating: 3
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.09.2012 at 23:54

Written by gargamel22 on 01.09.2012 at 23:49

Wow- there are some nasty people on here. I really like this group and although I've only listened to the first 2 tracks, I think it's well done so far. Bravo!



Must be a fun house you all live in

http://www.metalstorm.net/users/index.php?m_what=69.121.70.149&m_where=u.ip

Yeah this is pretty funny.

Also, be careful you don't break your arm patting yourself on the back there.


I'm not going to go on too much, I hope people will respect mine and Marcel's opinion here more than these people (from the band), who joined a few days ago to promote their album.
danacooks - 01.09.2012 at 23:59  
  A few us of found this board on their facebook page. They posted the link to here and since the album just came out, we're helping a good band get exposure.. why does this bother you? I usually never come here, but they deserve to be heard.
Boxcar Willy - 01.09.2012 at 23:59  
Rating: 3 Someone needs to inform Craig to drop a few nukes...
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.09.2012 at 00:01  
 
Written by danacooks on 01.09.2012 at 23:59

A few us of found this board on their facebook page. They posted the link to here and since the album just came out, we're helping a good band get exposure.. why does this bother you? I usually never come here, but they deserve to be heard.


and ALL of you have the same ip-address, tracking back to New York?
gargamel22 - 02.09.2012 at 00:02  
  Seriously??? I'm a fan of Herodias, go on the fb page all of the time. Mike posted this link there. I'm trying to help them. You guys are pathetic for acting this way.
J. N. - 02.09.2012 at 00:04  
  I want to see how long this will go on. It's hilarious.
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.09.2012 at 00:04  
 
Written by gargamel22 on 02.09.2012 at 00:02

Seriously??? I'm a fan of Herodias, go on the fb page all of the time. Mike posted this link there. I'm trying to help them. You guys are pathetic for acting this way.


Like I said ALL of you have the same IP although you are apparently spread across the globe
gargamel22 - 02.09.2012 at 00:05  
  Um, Marcel, what you just did is totally illegal. You should back off.
Boxcar Willy - 02.09.2012 at 00:06  
Rating: 3
Written by J. N. on 02.09.2012 at 00:04

I want to see how long this will go on. It's hilarious.

Yeah, it's been quite amusing so far

I just hope all the ratings get nuked so this pile isn't stuck with a 8.7 :/
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.09.2012 at 00:09  
 
Written by gargamel22 on 02.09.2012 at 00:05

Um, Marcel, what you just did is totally illegal. You should back off.


Nothing illegal about tracking IP-addresses. Especially not when you're a staff member.

And DO read our FAQ, multiple accounts are not allowed and will be banned.

Oh, one uestion though, WHEN did Herodias post this link on their Facebook page? Oh yeah I found it, June 17
smock2 - 02.09.2012 at 00:09  
  DID HE JUST SAY THIS "and ALL of you have the same ip-address, tracking back to New York?" Wait a minute- isn't that against the law in the US?!
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.09.2012 at 00:12  
 
Written by smock2 on 02.09.2012 at 00:09

DID HE JUST SAY THIS "and ALL of you have the same ip-address, tracking back to New York?" Wait a minute- isn't that against the law in the US?!


not when it is done by a staff-member. And even if it mgiht be illegal in the US it isn't here where I live and the laws I have to adher to
smock2 - 02.09.2012 at 00:19  
  Well, it's a federal law in the US. Also, who cares if a few people live in the same area as the band? That's how some of us on here discovered them (from the LI scene). Again, they have a fb page and directed fans to the new video. Isn't it enough these guys are being obnoxious by posting these things? Let some of us help good people!
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.09.2012 at 00:23  
 
Written by smock2 on 02.09.2012 at 00:19

Well, it's a federal law in the US. Also, who cares if a few people live in the same area as the band? That's how some of us on here discovered them (from the LI scene). Again, they have a fb page and directed fans to the new video. Isn't it enough these guys are being obnoxious by posting these things? Let some of us help good people!


Like I said it is not allow to have multiple accounts here. So your ass isut.

As for being obnoxious? People aren't allowed to dislike something? Or aren't allowed to dislike the truly horrendous vocals?
M C Vice - 02.09.2012 at 03:12  
Rating: 6 I ordered this a couple of days ago. How does it compare to the 1st one? (since the opinion seems to be split between awsome and shit)
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.09.2012 at 03:22  
 
Written by M C Vice on 02.09.2012 at 03:12

I ordered this a couple of days ago. How does it compare to the 1st one? (since the opinion seems to be split between awsome and shit)


I never heard the first one. So I can't judge on that.

But this is one is totally NOT my thing and you know how big I am on my doom

But then again you think Gallhammer is brilliant whereas I find them to be the worst of the worst. I prefer Herodias last one over anything Gallhammer recorded
M C Vice - 02.09.2012 at 03:26  
Rating: 6
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.09.2012 at 03:22

Written by M C Vice on 02.09.2012 at 03:12


I prefer Herodias last one over anything Gallhammer recorded

That's some high expectations your giving it. Thanks.
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.09.2012 at 03:37  
 
Written by M C Vice on 02.09.2012 at 03:26


That's some high expectations your giving it. Thanks.


R'Vannith - 02.09.2012 at 12:21  
  The first one was an interesting mix of neoclassical/darkwave sort of stuff and doom. Not sure if this is more of the same, but the first one isn't offensively bad by any means. Nothing to admire in the production but the vocals are a different story.
Mr. Doctor - 02.09.2012 at 13:07  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.09.2012 at 03:37

Written by M C Vice on 02.09.2012 at 03:26


That's some high expectations your giving it. Thanks.



This was the icing on the cake for me but still, this whole conversation is just wow, almost hard to watch. You are such a criminal!
Slayer666 - 02.09.2012 at 16:54  
Rating: 6 Lots of bits and pieces in tracks that sound like filler and shouldn't be there, but overall it's not so bad. I don't see a problem with the vocals, myself. Could have been better by not being attempts at classical singing, but not really cringe-worthy.
Boxcar Willy - 02.09.2012 at 17:10  
Rating: 3
Written by Slayer666 on 02.09.2012 at 16:54

Lots of bits and pieces in tracks that sound like filler and shouldn't be there, but overall it's not so bad. I don't see a problem with the vocals, myself. Could have been better by not being attempts at classical singing, but not really cringe-worthy.

If her vocals weren't there I'd still give this a 5 or so. It's like they tried to piece it together, but gave up and left the gaps. At some places it's ridiculously empty.

WAOTY for 12 probably.
Boxcar Willy - 02.09.2012 at 17:13  
Rating: 3 Also, the first one is quite a bit better than this, she doesn't sing as much, and there's some nice structure to the songs... still, it's probably only a 7 at best.
R'Vannith - 02.09.2012 at 17:50  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 02.09.2012 at 17:13

Also, the first one is quite a bit better than this, she doesn't sing as much, and there's some nice structure to the songs... still, it's probably only a 7 at best.


Is it the singing itself you find particularly bad or just how they're used with the music? I thought they were good, in fact the album wouldn't be much without them..
I'm intrigued to see how this one could be so different, sounds like they really fell apart.
Boxcar Willy - 02.09.2012 at 20:32  
Rating: 3
Written by R'Vannith on 02.09.2012 at 17:50

Written by Boxcar Willy on 02.09.2012 at 17:13

Also, the first one is quite a bit better than this, she doesn't sing as much, and there's some nice structure to the songs... still, it's probably only a 7 at best.


Is it the singing itself you find particularly bad or just how they're used with the music? I thought they were good, in fact the album wouldn't be much without them..
I'm intrigued to see how this one could be so different, sounds like they really fell apart.

She doesn't use her opera voice as much, she kind of hums in nice gentle tone, in this she belts it out, which absolutely kills the entire album.

I listened to the first one again, and musically it's okay, but it's not really good or interesting, and the vocals still don't fit.
M C Vice - 03.09.2012 at 12:01  
Rating: 6 Now that I've heard the album...
The tag "doom metal" by itself isn't really the best way to describe Herodias. Probably better off putting experimental, avant-garde or neo-classical in front of it. Ambient could work, but the vocals get too proninent for mist ambient works.
This sounds like the b-side to Dance Of The 7 Veils. Possibly they were concieved as a double album, as the songs are completly interchangable. If, like me, you enjoy piano music and female vocals, you probably would like this. If you liked 7 Veils you should give this a go. If you hated 7 Veils, avoid this - it's a notch or 2 below.
I wouldn't be suprised if Herodias were fans of Star Of Ash, there's bits of Iter.Viator all through these 2 albums. However, the backmasking is over used, there's serious editing problems here (too much silence at the end of the tracks and gaps within some songs) and a prominent spoken word section, something which, with the rare exception, I loath.
Probably a 7, maybe an 8 if it grows on me.
BogdanIonut - 14.09.2012 at 17:25  
  Too much drama around here for such a masterpiece. Honestly now, this duo is fantastic both in song composition and singing. I did not expect much from production quality since this is a self-recorded/self-released album like the previous one but it has exactly what I want from a funeral doom band with a female vocalist.

I doubt that most of you who bashed her for her vocals ever tried listening to either Omit or Skumring, which are high quality funeral doom acts. Herodias does not really fit in the funeral doom category though, as the female vocals seem to be a little bit high too, but the terms "avant-garde" or "experimental" exists for a duo that tries to bring something new.

I don't want to brag about the fact that I have been listening to doom metal for almost a decade but hey, this band is one of a kind at the moment. I compared it with Omit/Skumring since both bands feature the same female vocalist in the line-up but Kristina's voice is enchanting, it catches exactly the mood of the song and it mostly stands as an atmospheric element. The piano passages are brilliant as well, in fact, the singing and the piano solos are probably the best I've heard in a while.

I think that they funeral doom genre became more colorful with a duo like Herodias.
Merchant of Doom - 15.09.2012 at 14:32  
Rating: 8 I quite liked it... my only problem with this are the over-fuzzy guitar sound and the vocals, when the singer is not using the operatic style, as in Una Vida Aislada... that's really terrible. Doom? There's a bit of Doom, but not much. In fact, I wouldn't call them a doom band. Don't understand why people are hating it so much.
Boxcar Willy - 19.09.2012 at 00:56  
Rating: 3
Written by Guest on 14.09.2012 at 17:25

but the terms "avant-garde" or "experimental" exists for a duo that tries to bring something new.


Shitty or Awful would work to.

I honestly have heard this three times now, and it's still garbage, I don't understand, but opinions are opinions.
Marcel Hubregtse - 19.09.2012 at 02:23  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 19.09.2012 at 00:56

...I don't understand...



I don't rate it as low as you but I also don't understand the rpaise some people give it or even the people that say it is okay.
BogdanIonut - 19.09.2012 at 12:33  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 19.09.2012 at 00:56

Written by Guest on 14.09.2012 at 17:25

but the terms "avant-garde" or "experimental" exists for a duo that tries to bring something new.


Shitty or Awful would work to.

I honestly have heard this three times now, and it's still garbage, I don't understand, but opinions are opinions.


Excuse them for trying something new and experiment a bit. That is why it is called "experiment", you do not know if it will appeal for all people, some of them are traditionalists that don't stand and don't want changes some other people are open minded and care to dig a little bit deeper.

I listened to it more than 3 times, and the more I listen to this album, the more it grows for me. In a sea of funeral doom acts, this band managed to come up with something a little bit different. I managed to spot this right away, that is why I like them, because it does not sound so generic. And yeah, opinions, to each his own. You consider it garbage, I consider it a masterpiece, nothing can change my mind about it. The vocal stands as an atmospheric element, it is like part of the instrumental, it sets the mood of the song, it is esential, without it, the entire album would not be the same. As for the piano parts, I think this album has some of the best piano solos I heard in a long time (I myself being a piano player).
Boxcar Willy - 12.01.2013 at 16:40  
Rating: 3 Enter my vote for worst album of the year.



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