Atra Vetosus Review

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Atra Vetosus

Voices from the Eternal Night”

2013

Atra Vetosus - Voices From the Eternal Night

When listening to Atra Vetosus I began to notice something unsettling about their song writing. While I like it for being different, I didn’t like it because it sounds as if their songs are ending when it is the middle of the song. It creates an expectation of cessation and despite the change up it give you a drawn out feeling. With repeated listening perhaps this would go away.  I didn’t really enjoy Thorodan’s vocals right off on a Place Shrouded In Emptiness, I was afraid that he was going to stay all high end but as the album progresses he use more of his vocal expanse. When he sings in the lower part of his high register it is awesome but I felt it was under used.  There is a bit of familiarity here with their brand of music outside of the unique way of arranging the songs. They do however express themselves on a more poetic tone lyrically and generate a consistent theme that you can identify them with. Tortured by The Light of a Thousand Stars was the stand out track for me. This is a strong and worthwhile effort and I can see them growing into more.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Skies of Obsidian Rain

2. A Palace Shrouded in Emptiness

3. Tche Spirit of the Forgotten Woods

4. Into the Dawnless Night

5. Under the Wings of Darkness

6. Nocturnal Winds

7. Tortured by the Light of a Thousand Stars

8. Far Beyond…

 

 

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Members:

Josh “Thorodan” Gee – Vocals
Josh “Slikver” Young – Guitars/Vocals/Composition
Damon Parker – Guitars
Matthew Lopez – Bass
Josef Bound – Drums

 

 

Rating: 7 out of 10

~Alaric

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