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Julie Laughs Nomore - From The Mist Of The Ruins (8/10) - Sweden - 2001

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Vile Music
Playing time: 40:15
Band homepage: Julie Laughs Nomore


  1. Mistress Of Death
  2. Children Of The Empty Cross
  3. From Th Mist Of The Ruins
  4. Bringer Of Misery
  5. The Iron Gate
  6. Eternity Is Just One Step Away
  7. Lords Of Pleasure
  8. 200 Years
Julie Laughs Nomore - From The Mist Of The Ruins

An absolute secret tip is this Death Metal-band from Sweden, especially for all those that like variability. They are melodic, but not the typical Göteborg-school and neither the total old-school-stuff. Rather a mixture of both, with a good portion of traditional Metal.

What makes JULIE LAUGHS NOMORE differ from the big uniformed majority is that you have to attest a certain originality. A similar variety could be found all those years ago on "Purgatory Afterglow" by EDGE OF SANITY, this legendary album also contained almost all styles of extreme Metal. Something like that we have here, too. Song-structures complex, but always fluent mark this album. Really great are the variable vocals, from deep growls up to real choruses with clear vox. I don't know many Death Metal-acts that have such intricate choruses! Sometimes the clean vocals remind me a bit of Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN). And in between the mostly mid-paced leads an outburst here and there adds even more flavour.

All songs convince through much variety, what might again be too much for some people. Especially the last song "200 Years" is a killer par excellence. A true highlight of the whole album, which really reminds me a little of the blind guardians from Krefeld with its clean vocals and harmony-leads!

Ralf Henn

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