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Artist:

Bereaved, The

Album:

The Darkened Silhouette

Year: 2004
Format: CD
Label: Black Lotus
Genre: [Melodic Death Metal/Thrash Metal]
Overall Rating: 7.0
Music: 7.0
Production: 7.0


The Darkened Silhouette is the debut album of Swedish melodic death metal group, The Bereaved. One could say this band didn't take off instantly... The Bereaved was already formed in 1998, but not until the summer of 2003 they got signed. During that time they had quite a few line-up changes (mainly vocalists).

The music on the Darkened Silhouette is quite basic blend of melodic death and thrash metal. The vocal department is handled by Jonny Westerback, whose growls are quite fitting (however, his vocals are quite dry and would have benefitted from the use of reverb in places). Occasionally, Tobhias Ljung sings backing vocals (sometimes even with clean voice).

Production on this album is quite moderate. Occasionally some parts get briefly distorted as the guitar tone has too much bass (taking all the space from bass drum in the mix). Otherwise, the sounds are quite fitting for this record.

Without a doubt most listeners of melodic death metal will be pleased with the Bereaved. Their music is what it's supposed to be, but it lacks innovation (as it offers nothing new). Nevertheless, if you listen to Dark Tranquillity and the likes, the Bereaved might be worth checking out.

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- MAGE (14.01.2005)



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LINE-UP:
Ljung, Tobhias: Drums, Backing Vocals
Tranemyr, Henrik: Lead/Riff Guitar
Westerback, Jonny: Lead/Riff Guitar, Lead Vocals
Nilsson, Mikael: Bass, Keyboards
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Bereaved, The - The Darkened Silhouette  CD  Cover Image
01. Soaked Mud Remain
02. Silverspoon
03. The Bereaved
04. Vital Organ Theft
05. Hollow Child
06. My Dying Bride
07. Pathetic
08. Devil's Deal
09. Angels Ablaze
10. Fatal Human Rapture
11. Lines in Shape
12. The Abyss
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