The second album Aeon of the Shadow Goddess consolidates the already strong foundation that the band had laid with the first album by making an admirable effort to define the band's sound. Influences from other bands and genres are surely not lacking: I can hear influences from Swedish melodic death metal (I'm sure that the band knows very well Eucharist), or from the symphonic arrangements of Dimmu Borgir, or something of the gothic atmosphere of Cradle of Filth, or even from Venom, as in closing track “The Ghost of Time”, but everything is blended in a very personal way. The soundscape of Forgotten Horror is often enriched with atmospheric moments or what could be called openness. A good example is the beautiful clean guitars at the beginning of “Queen of an Ivory Moon”; a distorted guitar riff then suddenly starts, out of the blue, so to speak, but the initial motive is taken up again in the course of the song. Perhaps the best track is the third, “Lilithian”, but the entire album is solid and valid, and it is a pleasure to listen to it thanks also to very good production and the technical skills of the musicians.
I think we should give credit to this band that surely will give us more great releases in the future.
Release date: May 15 2015 on Woodcut Records. Both the digital and the physical album can be purchased through the Bandcamp player below.
1. The Adept
2. Behold a Shadow Goddess
3. ...of Man's First Rebellion
5. In Ravenous Darkness (The Shores of Mictlan)
6. Queen of an Ivory Moon
7. Babylon Emissaries
8. Her Crescent Horns
9. The Ghost of Time
Tuomas Karhunen – Guitars, vocals
Kassara – Drums
Kennet – Live guitars
Text by Herjann