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Artist:

Darkseed

Album:

Ultimate Darkness

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Massacre
Genre: [Gothic Electro Metal/Industrial Metal]
Overall Rating: 7.0
Music: 7.0
Production: 7.0


Darkseed are the veterans of gothic electro metal with eight albums under their belt. 'Ultimate Darkness' is their latest effort. One of the distinctive features of Darkseed's music is the voice of Stefan Hertrich, which is a bit similar to Piet Sielck's (Iron Savior). Hertrich has the same edge as Sielck on his voice.

Darkseed plays a mixture of gothic metal and industrial metal with strong electro influences. The first album I ever heard from Darkseed was 'Diving into Darkness' (2000), and that album is still my favourite among Darkseed's releases. Albums released after 'Diving into Darkness' just don't seem to bear comparison with DID, which had overall better quality of songs (this is also the case with 'Ultimate Darkness'). However, the material on 'Ultimate Darkness' seems to improve towards the end of the record. Nevertheless, partly the material on this album is undistinguished.

Production on this album is quite good. Nonetheless, the sounds could be stronger and even heavier. In addition, cymbals need a bit more clarity. Otherwise, the mix is good.

Ultimate Darkness is pretty much what one may expect from Darkseed. Although it doesn't surpass my expectations, it isn't an incompetent album.

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- MAGE (March 8th, 2005)



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LINE-UP:
Hertrich, Stefan: Vocals, Electronics
Herrmann, Thomas: Guitars
Gilcher, Tom: Guitars
Motnik, Martin: Bass
Drfler, Armin: Keyboards
Guolo, Maurizio: Drums
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Darkseed - Ultimate Darkness  CD  Cover Image
01. Disbeliever
02. My Burden
03. Ultimate Darkness
04. Biting Cold
05. The Dark One
06. Save Me
07. Speak Silence
08. Next to Nothing
09. Follow Me
10. The Fall
11. Endless Night
12. Sleep Sleep Sweetheart

Length: 48:52
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