Bilocate - Summoning The Bygones review
|Album:||Summoning The Bygones|
|Release date:||June 2012|
01. The Tragedy Within
02. Beyond Inner Sleep
03. A Deadly Path
05. Dead Emotion [Paradise Lost cover]
07. 2nd War In Heaven
08. A Desire To Leave
1 - Obscurity
2 - Surrounding Hell
3 - ...Of Leaving
Summoning The Bygones is another one of those releases that feels like it's a lot of really interesting, well-thought out components, combined together make an underwhelming experience, all things considered.
It's incredibly conflicting, is what it is. On one hand, it consists of a lot of cool symphonic, melodeath, doom and progressive parts. It's got a lot of depth, and a decent amount of variation. Everything seems to be lined up to make this a unique kind of masterpiece, right? Well, not really. Granted, there will undoubtedly be a number of people out there who will rightfully find something mind blowing about Bilocate's newest, so it's not exactly an album to discourage. The problem lies in the fact that these songs don't really feel like songs, but rather a band showcasing all the cool stuff they can do. This factor definitely makes it a riveting listen at first, but once that initial feeling of spontaneity wears off, Summoning The Bygones gets pretty dry.
That's the whole problem, really. Bilocate's strongest point seems to be their ability to gracefully slide from one sound to the next. Yes, the individual segments are done extremely well, but not out-of-this-world unheard of. The over abuse of the genre-jumping (from some type of symphonic-death-doom to meloblack/melodeath and a bunch of shit in between) eventually kills their big draw point.
All song structuring issues aside, this is still an album worth checking out, as previously stated, it does have its fair share of interesting aspects. Those of us who put more value on song cohesiveness may find this one a bit tedious.
||Written on 12.06.2012 by Former EIC. Now just a reviewer guy.|
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