Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: American formation 13th Angel is active since 2016 and has already self-released a few productions. They signed to Advoxya Records to unleash early 2022 their new opus “Omens”.
Content: 13th Angel is clearly dealing with Dark-Electro music which is sometimes moving on the edge of Cinematic work. The main strength is hidden in the obscure atmospheres reinforced with haunting vocals. The work also features a few ‘harder’ cuts injecting an extra boost suited for dancefloors.
+ + + : I’m not saying this band is ‘atypical’ but the Dark-Electro format sounds miles away from the music standards in Dark-Electro. The power from the production lies in the obscure, dark, atmospheres. The subtle, melodic, arrangements transform the songs into an interesting Cinematic experience. Bothe opening cuts bring this impression alive. I also have to mention the somewhat harder “My World” which remains very moody but still danceable.
– – – : I regret the album is only featuring 9 songs. I think a few cuts are lacking from a professional vocal production -and especially “Serpent” is hard to endure.
Conclusion: This is an interesting album accentuating the atmospheric side of Dark-Electronics.
Best songs: “My World”, “Obsession”, “Broken”, “Omens”.
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