After the first few seconds of "Dagon", we could not help wondering if we had retreated about 20 years and we were at the epicenter of an entire scene that was beginning to dawn, when everyone was already saturated of bands ultra-fast and brutal with issues raised at the speed of light: the Doom/Death Metal came on the scene and drew a good amount of metalheads in their heavy and sorrowful flood.
Still present, but less plentiful, the same stream continues to bring out some good proposals.
In fact, as to a score of years in England, in Russia today there is a "scene" of their very own, with its definite sound within the sound Doom. Throughout this year, it was verified that this is a growing and creative area, giving cards, mainly in the European market.
In this set of proposals, comes to us by the hand of Solitude Productions, the debut work of The Route Sullen and, as we wrote earlier is a real bomb weight, devastation and anguish, all presented in very slow rhythmic bases with guitars and piercing and hard, that is, a great choice for lovers of this genre. These eight themes will drink, shamelessly - and well! -, to 90’s decade, from sources like Skepticism as to the trio Anathema/My Dying Bride/Paradise Lost in its early stages, managing to create good themes, including "Dagon," "Gates" or "Sullen Route" that are good examples of this. Today, their sound walk around with projects like Mourning Beloveth, Evoken or even the Portuguese Process Of Guilt, just to get an idea of what it hopes those who dare to put in front of this huge mass of weight.
It was a pleasant surprise this debut of the quintet, releasing an excellent work, leaving us salivating for a live performance or so for new records. Noteworthy, therefore! (17/20)