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July 2006
Released: 2005, Lion Music
Rating: 2.0/5
Reviewer: MetalChick

Holland has produced yet another female-fronted metal band. Delphian emerges with debut album ORACLE – 10 songs of sub par attempts at prog. The production of the instruments is very weak; some decent riffs are muddied up and I cannot hear the existence of a bassist. All of the producer’s attention was on the singer, who is nothing special as she sounds like another Floor Jansen.

I’m already bored by the time I reach track four. Each song is one and the same – too mellow, too much vocals, and the same muffled riffs in choppy song structures. This is a debut album, so the amateurism is not much of a surprise. I think if they want to stand out in the vein of female-fronted bands, they need to step it up a couple notches so they’re not emulating their Dutch counterparts so much.
Track Listing

1. My Confession
2. Fall
3. Never Willing, Still Fulfilling
4. Sylvester's Dusk
5. Moments
6. Salvation
7. The Unknown
8. On Sale
9. Wrong Turn
10. Door to Reality


Aniek Jansses - vocals, flute
Coert Bouten - guitar
Marcel Volleberg - guitar
Roel Van Helden - drums
Sjoerd Hoeijmakers - bass

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