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Draconian Times

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Draconian Times

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Music for Nations
genre:
Metal

We gave it a C+

If not for their pompous monster-movie vocal grunting, the virtuoso Metallica mimics Paradise Lost might be halfway stomachable. On Draconian Times, classical organ, lush double-guitar interplay, and monkish funeral-choir backup save their otherwise pro forma gloom metal from staying stuck in the sludge pit. But even these prettier passages feel pretentious.

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