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CHARON – Sorrowburn

Diehard

Rating: 9/10

In Greek mythology, Charon is the name of the shady man who ships the souls of the dead through the lake Styx up to the misty island of Hades, the beyond of the pagan Hellenes. Out of this dark and rusty realm comes Charon, a brand new band hailing from Finland.

Charon play melodyc and agile atmospheric metal, being kind of the result of a sexual night on the bed with Type O’Negative’s Peter Steele, Paradise Lost’s Greg Mackintosh and Sentenced’s Ville Leihala. After nine months, the child born would be Charon, an atmospheric metal band bedeckened with the sensuality of singer Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto (What kind of surname is Leppäluoto???).  Songs like “Wortex” have a Paradise Lost’s guitar line, catchy song “November’s Eve” (of which a video has been recorded) and industrial-ized, piano-ized and Type O’Negative-ish song “Morrow” are highly promising and enoughly nice looking so as to guarantee a great success for this commercial (yet excellent) album.

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