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Danse Macabre
March 2002
Released: 2002, HammerHeart
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Arto Lehtinen

Danse Macabre was supposed to be some sort of therapy band for the front man of Ancient Rites to carry out his gothic visions in the first place, after passed years had passed by and a lot of water had flown in the river, Danse Macabre turned out to be a noteworthy gothic combo consisting of a couple of the current Ancient Rites dudes namely vocalist Gunther and guitarist Jan Yrlund. The newest output Eva is an excellent piece of evidence of the band's Capacity of penning the catchy and harmony gothic oriented material. As most of us is definitely used to hearing Gunther's tight way of signing on the Ancient Rites albums whereas on Eva Sir Gunther has instead expanded his voice skills more into the dismal experimental direction. Even though I keep repeating the Gothic term more or less, cos it is obvious easy and quite reason able to link Danse Macabre to that category, but Gunther and pals have ladled the musical inspirations from the traditional rock music with some industrial elements tied up to create the suitable atmosphere to the album. Besides the cover art of Eva is definitely amazing. The album has been on the player surprising a lot since it was released and I for one could warmly recommend everyone to check out Eva.
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