Light This City
Remains Of The Gods


2.5
average

Review

by xizoesira USER (2 Reviews)
January 24th, 2006 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


I gave this band a try because they had a catchy name and I'm a sucker for female vocalists. Neither is ever a good reason to check out a metal band. Luckily, what I found wasn't outright appalling, but it was certainly not inspiring.

This is this first American melodic death band I've heard with a female vocalist, and that's really the only original thing this band is doing for American melodic death (as I'm sure we all know, it's been done outside of America already in other mediocre melodic death bands - Arch Enemy, that all girl band from Brazil...). The girl can growl medium-decently from the start, and doesn't get worse, but it doesn't get any more interesting. She's unexceptional. As for the music, it's the usual and expected brand of American melodic death metal. There's a few In Flames-isms and a pinch of At the Gates - influences that serve to accentuate that this band has fallen deep into the big 'same-old' hole. 'Guiding the North Star', from everything I can tell, is unabashed Dark Tranquillity worship.

There are a few pretty cool moments scattered about, when the band manages to hit the right notes - I like that riff at 1:20 in Obituary, and 'The Static Masses' threatens to be really badass in a some places.

Hold on a second - 'Letter to my Abuser' just came on, and... isn't this the exact same song as 'Elder Misanthropy'?

In a sentence: Angela Gossow met The Black Dahlia Murder.

(Originally written by me for Metal Archives.)


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Light This City further refine their unique sound on their sophomore album....


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Sepstrup
January 24th 2006


1563 Comments


A bit on the short side... I thought you could've provided some more details. Perhaps some more info on the band, and more details on the music.This Message Edited On 01.24.06

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2006


15737 Comments


A female metal singer? interesting.
Poor review.

Digging: Ricky Eat Acid - Three Love Songs

Shattered_Future
January 24th 2006


1540 Comments


Yea, your review is a bit lacking.
The chick from this band was in Revolver's Hottest Chicks In Metal issue...meh, I guess I'll stay away from this one.
I love female fronted bands too. :cool:

DFelon204409
Emeritus
January 24th 2006


3995 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ya this review sucks. My friend drums in this band. They're really fun live.

Hammerheart
January 24th 2006


25 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I saw this band live, and they were very good. The album is also good.

xizoesira
January 24th 2006


3 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

You guy like your reviews meaty, my my.
I could shoved more into it if I really had to, but I figured I described their sound as well as I needed to, and that track by track crap (which I did in my Neurosis review way back, which you guys loved) is extra baggage.
Oh well, maybe next time.

AlienEater
January 24th 2006


716 Comments


This review is stupidly short

Cravinov13
January 24th 2006


3854 Comments


I really liked what I heard off this. The girl IMO is hotter then Angela Gossow, yet sounds a lot like her.

silvr
August 25th 2007


23 Comments


This review sucks. Try fishing instead! "...Hold on a second - 'Letter to my Abuser' just came on, and... isn't this the exact same song as 'Elder Misanthropy'?..." download the tabs and see what're you saying! x.x



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