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Review: Det Vidaapne Gap - The Temple of the Mind
Det Vidaapne Gap
The Temple of the Mind

Label: Independent
Year released: 2009
Duration: 18:03
Tracks: 3
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: December 11, 2009
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
The Temple of the Mind

Rated 4.29/5 (85.71%) (7 Votes)

I really hope Nevresch has continued composing and that a serious underground label is ready to sign this act, because a full-length would be something to be on the look out for!

The Temple of the Mind is a three song release, and this work has a nice cold/raw demo type of sound, suiting the music very well. I don't believe a very polished production would do the overall sound any good. The music on those compositions are generally in the mid-paced range – which is always great as far as I'm concerned – beside carrying an atmospheric and mystical vibe, adding even more goodness in the process. The mood varies from ambient, eerie and haunted to the faster and more hectic/typical Black Metal style. The guitar work is well balanced between delicate arpeggios and leads and the crunchy riffs. The keyboards add their ambient and haunted atmospheric touches, while the vocals are in the shape of either rasps or whispers. Just by writing these points, I feel compelled to put this CD in my player, no kidding! Anyways, back to work! The closing track is a short instrumental with keyboards and organ, besides some female laughter. Not quite sure what it was meant for, but it raised the mysterious level somewhat. The other two compositions both last over eight minutes and are excellent pieces of mystical and atmospheric Black Metal arts.

The Temple of the Mind is a real teaser, only bound to make Black Metal fans like me highly expecting to listen to more darkness in a relatively near future.

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