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Rakoth - Jabberworks (9/10) - Russia - 2001

Genre: Avantgarde Metal
Label: Code666
Playing time: 56:48
Band homepage: Rakoth

Tracklist:

  1. Dying Realy
  2. A Pass In The Ethereal
  3. Insurgent One
  4. Story Of The Nameless
  5. Farewell
  6. Brightless
  7. Return Of The Nameless
  8. Diamond Angel
  9. Der Jammerwoch
Rakoth - Jabberworks
The mad Russians are back! I just had digested their confusing debut "Planeshift", now we have the next effort in "Jabberworks".

Of course RAKOTH again are a thorn in every critic's eye! Which drawer should we open for them? But what joy, RAKOTH again manage to remain accessible in all their complexity. So it doesn't matter that a Doom-Song intertwines with Prog-parts until shrieking vocals set in and despite its folky attitude a merciless blastbeat ends the song with icy riffing. RAKOTH don't shrink away from using medieval parts, of combining Gothic-like arrangements with PINK FLOYD-ish sounds, before the song turns into pure Black Metal and ends with an almost poppy melody with acoustic guitars. By using a complete Russian orchestra the whole compositions sound even more authentic!

The songs all are very thought-through and you can either attest genius or insanity. The songs are dramatic, the clean vocals very emotive - great! But you really need strong nerves to find access to this beautiful music! Madness!

Ralf Henn



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