SATURNUS — Veronika Decides to Die

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3.94 | 8 ratings | 2 reviews
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Album · 2006

Filed under Death-Doom Metal
By SATURNUS

Tracklist

1. I Long (10:54)
2. Pretend (6:26)
3. Descending (9:05)
4. Rain Wash Me (7:23)
5. All Alone (6:20)
6. Embraced by Darkness (6:45)
7. To the Dreams (5:48)
8. Murky Waters (6:38)

Total Time: 59:23

Line-up/Musicians

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About this release

Full-length, Firebox Records, May 3rd, 2006

Released by Grau Records in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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UMUR
Veronika Decides to Die is the 3rd full-length studio album by Danish melodic doom/ death metal act Saturnus. The album was released in May 2006 by Firebox Records. Grau Records took care of the release in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

It´s been six long years since the release of the band´s second full-length studio album Martyre (2000), but not much has changed since that album was released. The music style is still melodic doom/ death metal with a sorrowfilled/ melancholic atmosphere. Acts like My Dying Bride and November´s Doom still come to mind. The quality of the compositions are fortunately even better than on the already great Martyre, so the lack of an original sound, which could have been a problem, isn´t that much of an issue. The vocal style varies between reciting/ speaking vocals, deep growls and raw singing. The lyrics are poetic in nature and suits the music very well. While there are certainly heavy doom laden guitar riffs enough to safisfy any doom metal fan, the addition of keyboards/ piano and melodic guitar leads give the music a "lighter" touch than most other doom metal acts.

The production by Flemming Rasmussen ( Metallica, Morbid Angel, Blind Guardian...etc.) is powerful and detailed.

Overall Veronika Decides to Die is just a notch better than Martyre and it´s great to hear that the band have honed their sound in the 6 years between the two albums. A 3.5 star rating is deserved.

Members reviews

paroxix
Saturnus delivers 6 years afetr martyre they still show they can deliver a great doom metal album, if you loved them before you'll love them again as thry have a distinctly different vocal style for the recitation but their still quite capabale of delivering an amazing doom metal album. thsi album has soem of tehir best melancholy atmospheres the vocals are suberb and teh riffing is fantastic i can't really fault this new direction that saturnus is taking it's different that martyre but not hugely different so if you're looking for a more modern approach to doom metal by veterns of the genre. a must listen

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