Denmark, a country that has given so many explorers, champion of the well-being art (like most part of Scandinavian countries), of the little mermaid, of the writer Hans Christian Andersen, is also the homeland of Shadowspawn which is back with a new album: The Biology of Disbelief, four years after an interesting album that appealed to me: Hope Lies Dormant.
I had a positive impression in 2017, however from the first listen of this new LP, that does not work properly like people say. It happens to me quite rarely but the magic has not operated at all and, as I have no taste for self sacrifice, I will be a tough marker of the band according to the expression “now whoever loves well, punishes well”. Even though I have a mind capable of abstract thinking, misfortunes never come alone. Either this band conceals one’s intention very well or it was inevitable and therefore it is just something to forget very quickly.
What a pity to have to wait for the last song of the album to finally get something that is not fickle, sluggish or boring, it was time because I was starting to fall asleep. Yes, the observation is there I am clearly disappointed by this new opus of Shadowspawn which is their third. So of course, nothing to say about the musical abilities of the musicians as well as the sound and production in general. On the other hand, no desire, no enjoyable songs with heady melodies that get into you and give you a big blow up. Moreover, I am not a fan but not at all of this touch of modernity brought to the voice, it distorts and even pollutes the whole, too many passages read and not sung or shouted! So, on a song it can still go but not on the whole album. Did I say I was unlucky to do this review? Maybe yes!
A small drop of comfort, only “Under the Blood Red Moon” is worthy of interest, the rest must to be erased from brains as soon as possible. Now, if you are a fan why not, but for my part I will not keep this album in my favorite discography. If in doubt, do not!
While I remain unsatisfied, I hope that this last song is a promise of something better, I dare to believe it because having waited four years for such a result so unconvincing, it is really disconcerting!
Release date: April 16, 2021
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