'…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil'
“Kill my chances to survive”. Nothing more, nothing less from the Italian depressive blackers Forgotten Tomb and their amazing latest work '…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil'. All seven songs reveal a depressive, suicidal, pessimistic and melancholic doomy and gothic atmosphere; in other words dark enough for an internal introspection. Forgotten Tomb do call us to fight our own demons, to explore our own inner soul and mind and finally to make a retrospect to our failures, celebrating the emptiness and vanity. However, the album has no intention to allow us forgiving ourselves for what we have done; it is rather a purgatory where everyone goes inside, but no one can leave from this Dante’s vicious cycle of hell.
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Leaving aside the lyrical concept of the album and the feelings of vain wandering into the nothingness that it reveals, and from a technical point of view, Forgotten Tomb gives us one major album, perhaps the best album in their career so far. Blasting drums, fast tempo guitar riffs turning to more melodic at some points, bass according to the rhythm, and vocals varying from clean, to throaty growls, and to desperate screams. The Italian’s last work is characterized by astonishing musical compositions, both lyrically and musically, excellent performance, coherent sound, and experimental musical features.
Even after five albums, Forgotten Tomb remains one of the favourite bands that continue to surprise us with their innovations and at the same time with their faithfulness to their original depressive sound and nihilistic ideology. The amazing "Love Me Like You’d Love The Death" is what we dedicate to the band for offering us this album.
Rating: 9/10 (leaving 10/10 for their next work)
(Dark Alice's nightingale)