Good album, the '90s doom/death metal references through the violin melodies are great, but the song arrangements don't justify the prolongued temporal length of most songs. Moreover, far more expressive female vocals have been evidenced in doom metal this year.
I don't like very much doom metal, and I don't like very many female-fronted bands. However, SubRosa's sophomore album is a huge exception. Everything about the group's newest effort is absolutely beautiful. The atmosphere that is created throughout the album by the haunting vocals and the violins is incredible and equally terrifying, and the guitars are disgustingly heavy when they appear which thankfully is quite often. Superb is the perfect word to describe this!rStreaming at:rhttp://subrosausa.bandcamp.com/album/more-constant-than-the-gods