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Wedding In Hades - Misbehaviour
30 April 2012


01. Forsaken
02. Men To The Slaughter
03. Sleeping Beauty
04. Dust In A Stranger's Eyes
05. Regrets
06. The One To Blame
07. Almost Living (But Not Dead Yet)
08. Men To The Slaughter (Reprise)


Wedding In Hades' sophomore album presents melodic doom/ death doom metal with, dare I say, a hint of gothic doom at times. The tempos are generally slow and the mournful guitar leads offer a rich and palpable picture of loneliness. Build-ups are hypnotic, and the mood is just sublime. However, many of the songs are simply missing something, like when you cook with too little salt. The meal might have great ingredients but needs something to tie it together. Misbehaviour needs more salt.

When the band is on, the build-ups are engaging and you can't help but fly right along with them. Growled vocals are supported by occasional clean male vocals and swirl around the mesmerizing guitars. Despite a bit of Pete Steele worship, singer/bassist S. Toutain's clean vocals are quite nice and used at just the right moments. Melodies are familiar after just a listen or two and draw you in nicely.

That's the norm for this album, but from time to time the atmosphere has a tendency to wander off on its own and leave a confusing, bland taste. Again, needs more salt; something is missing from this music. As if the band realized this, they occasionally jump around with sudden changes leaving the listener wondering, "Is this still the same band?" The eclectic elements are sometimes welcome; other times I was scratching my head at the randomness of it all. The song "The One To Blame" is full of these sudden changes and while it starts off extremely strong, with a great groove and high energy, by the end of one track we've taken a tour through several other genres.

Definitely check this out if you need some doom with good atmosphere and a few surprises. Not all the surprises will make sense but hey, that can be fun, too.


Band profile: Wedding In Hades
Album: Misbehaviour


 


written by Susan | 29.05.2012



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InnerSelf - 31.05.2012 at 02:54  
I listened to their debut when it came out and I remember having the same impression that you seem to have.
will check it out of curiosity
Boxcar Willy - 31.05.2012 at 03:12  
I never cook with salt
Mr. Doctor - 31.05.2012 at 03:33  
Written by Boxcar Willy on 31.05.2012 at 03:12

I never cook with salt


No wonder your music is so tasteless.
Boxcar Willy - 31.05.2012 at 03:41  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 31.05.2012 at 03:33

Written by Boxcar Willy on 31.05.2012 at 03:12

I never cook with salt


No wonder your music is so tasteless.

Ohh, straight to the pride.

I meant ACTUAL food. D:<


Also, nice review Susan! if I'm bored or have some spare time maybe I'll check this out, but I doubt that'll happen.
Cynic Metalhead - 16.09.2012 at 18:28  
I really like this album.
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.09.2012 at 04:34  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 31.05.2012 at 03:33

Written by Boxcar Willy on 31.05.2012 at 03:12

I never cook with salt


No wonder your music is so tasteless.



Neither do I. I only add salt after I am finished cooking.

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