Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Across the Rubicon - Elegy (2007)

Across The Rubicon is a Polish newborn band with members of Cold Fusion and Rukkanor (among others). It has just issued its first album of 10 neoclassical martial industrial assaults.
The introductory sample's low quality, banal synths and repetitiveness are the very rare flaws we could point on this album. All the rest sounds as having been carefully arranged: samples are just the loudness required, percussions are varied and unusually rich and inovating, brutality stays united with sensitive melodies. It sounds as a soundtrack of a multi-oscarized movie, but such one has never been seen in the box office, yet... Both grandeur and decadence of a warlike "Elegy" are successfully praised to the skies by its skilled Polish creators... And these skies aren't clear but ambiguous, as on the pictures of the booklet: is it before or after the storm? Will we see the sun again? No doubt that many fans of martial music will appreciate this "Elegy". Pardon me this hasty risky forecast, but I just wouldn't be surprised at all if "Elegy" is the indus/martial highlight of this year! Simply delightful.

Read the entire review.

01 - Soldat Inconnu
02 - Shadows and Dust
03 - Dogs of War
04 - State of Fear
05 - The World in Flames
06 - Strength and Honour
07 - The Rage
08 - Death Smiles to Us All
09 - The Culture War
10 - We Shall Remember

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