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Tara

TypeStudio Full-length
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GenresDeath Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal
LabelsOsmose Productions
Running time52:13
Reviews :  0
Comments :  4
Total votes :  4
Rating :  83.8 / 100
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Track listing (Songs)

TitleRatingVotes
1.Tara1:56-0
2.Pillars of Mercy4:22-0
3.A Shield With An Iron Face3:22-0
4.Manannán6:40-0
5.The Cognate House of Courtly Witches Lies West of County Meath4:19-0
6.She Cries the Quiet Lake4:11-0
7.Yrp Lluyddawe1:51-0
8.From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn to Ash)3:54-0
9.Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)4:47-0
10.Vorago (Spell 182)5:46-0
11.Bron (Of the Waves)1:32-0
12.Stone of Destiny (...for Magh Slécht and Ard Righ)7:47-0
13.Tara (Recapitulation)1:46-0

Line-up (members)

  • Sir Proscriptor McGovern : voices, drums, percussion and analog synthesizers.
  • Shaftiel : electric lead/rhythm guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitars and
  • voice.
  • Equitant Ifernain : electric bass guitar.
Recorded from September to December 2000 at Nomad Recording Studios - Carrollton, Texas, USA.
All music composed and written by Shaftiel excluding "Tara" and "Tara
(Recapitulation)" which was written and performed by Sir Don Shannon.
Arrangements and all voices sung by Proscriptor.
Lyrics written by Proscriptor and Equitant.
Additional synthesizers and piano performed by David Harbour.
Additional acoustic guitars and mandolins performed by Sir Vincent Rossi.
Backing vocals performed by Masthema Mazzaqim (Azazel's Torch), Melechesh Ashmedi (Melechesh) and Sir Ronnie Trent (10 Kingdoms).
Production: Kol Marshall and Absu.

"Manannán" is a re-recorded version of the song of same name which originally appeared on the mini-album "In the Eyes of Ioldánach" (1998).

The vinyl version is limited to 1000 copies.

May 2006 : Collector's edition picture LP re-released on Agonia Records.

September 2007: remastered digipack reissue with 'In the Eyes of Ioldánach' as bonus tracks.

Comments

level   (90/100)
전작과 함께 이들을 대표하는 앨범. 변화무쌍한 리프와 리듬전개는 역시 압수의 전매특허같은 특징.
level   (85/100)
잘 짜여진 변화무쌍한 스래쉬적인 리프 구성 + 드럼 섹션의 다채로운 패턴 활용이 이 앨범의 가장 큰 장점. 하지만 기억에 남는 리프나 멜로디라인이 잘 없다는게 아쉽다. 감상 초점을 조금 더 구성쪽으로 옮겨야 재미를 느낄듯? 정말 잘 만들어진 앨범
level   (70/100)
Pillars of Mercy에 뿅갔던 기억이 난다~ but 전체적으로 마음에 들진 않는다.
level   (90/100)
Absu의 진가가 드러나는 앨범.

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