GARDEN OF SHADOWS – Oracle Moon

GARDEN OF SHADOWS – Oracle Moon

Melodic death metal is a precarious genre for many reasons, not least of which being the necessity for riffs to continually evolve, morph, and re-invent themselves to keep stagnation at bay. This necessity is amplified tenfold when song lengths increase from your average four or five minute affairs to eight, nine, and ten minute monoliths, where repetitiveness is the bane of all creativity. Thankfully enough, Garden of Shadows supplant each fading riff with one that still rings with melody and mystery, and their atmospheres are so profound and gigantic that…

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