Azrael - Hope Laced Sorrow
Ambient, Goth Azreal, that's a guy from England, he's been doing this for a long time now. He says that he tries to create an image and a story in the listener's minds, and I fully agree on that.

The music reminds me much of Arana's earlier stuff, but with the composers own influences as well. I think the music has something to tell and tells it in a special way. It's nice to hear that the artist behind this know what he wants with the music.

The songs "Hope Laced Sorrow", "The March" and "Desperate Battle" makes me hope he'll get signed by any label soon. The songs "Return To Triumphant" and "Medieval Provence II" makes the grand finale, and I think that the later of those two songs is the best one on the whole CD.

I hope this is something we can see more of in the future. I think the music justify the rating very well.

This review was written 2004 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Azrael - Hope Laced Sorrow

9.0
"Amazing"
Released off label 2004
Azreal, that's a guy from England, he's been doing this for a long time now. He says that he tries to create an image and a story in the listener's minds, and I fully agree on that.

The music reminds me much of Arana's earlier stuff, but with the composers own influences as well. I think the music has something to tell and tells it in a special way. It's nice to hear that the artist behind this know what he wants with the music.

The songs "Hope Laced Sorrow", "The March" and "Desperate Battle" makes me hope he'll get signed by any label soon. The songs "Return To Triumphant" and "Medieval Provence II" makes the grand finale, and I think that the later of those two songs is the best one on the whole CD.

I hope this is something we can see more of in the future. I think the music justify the rating very well.

This review was written 2004 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2004

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

John Wikström

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