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Review: The Great Old Ones - EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy
The Great Old Ones
EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy

Label: Season Of Mist
Year released: 2017
Duration: 44:08
Tracks: 7
Genre: Death/Black

Rating: 4/5

Review online: June 9, 2017
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Readers Rating
EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy

Rated 4/5 (80%) (6 Votes)

The "Lovecraftian" atmosphere in music is a tricky thing to achieve. An alarming number of metal bands have ventured into that particular theme, trying to emulate its horrifying and attractive aura and, as a rule, fail miserably. Some, however, seem to understand what the fuck H.P. Lovecraft has masterfully created. Lovecraft is not about a cosmic being full of tentacles terrifying kids: it's sci-fi, fantasy, religion, the supernatural, and dense and extensive themes such as mental insanity. These dudes from Bordeaux, gladly, fit into the second group, with those who understand and transpire the writer's magnificent work.

EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy manages to preach Lovecraft's message in a way that is perhaps one of the best that I've seen on the subject. In a mixture of cloudiness and somberness, the sound of these guys seems to come out of the watery depths. Long, terror-filled tracks such as "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Ritual," and "In Shrieks and Flames" dictate the rhythm and satisfy the ears to a certain extent, reminding us of Immortal in the more visceral and icy parts.

From the visceral guitar lines in the vein of Plague Altar to the atmosphere that will make you shit your pants and not want to listen to this with the lights off, EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy can, like I said, capture a substantial part of the genius "Lovecraftian" world and translate it into something musically frightening and satisfactory at the same time. Nevertheless, it's still not possible to give it a higher rating for two reasons: 1) it's not as good as its predecessor, and 2) it has some technical issues, such as a horrible mastering work. Don't let your guard down, because if you do, Starspawn will grab you, tear that chicken-like arm of yours apart and scatter your remains all over R'lyeh, so answer the call of Cthulhu and wait for his awakening. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

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