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Band
Parzival
Title
Parzival
Type
LP/EP
Company
Mighty Music
YOR
2014
Style
Heavy/Extreme
8/4/2014 - Review by: Nate Turpin

Parzival
Casta

Company: Mighty Music
Release: 2014
Genre: Extreme
Reviewer: Nate Turbin

  • Definitely cinematic



  • Gather your battle armor folks, it's a medieval ride! This album's intro, "Kalachakra", makes me think of Therion, and that's not a bad thing. Casta, with its Latin, German and Russian lyrics, is definitely cinematic and something altogether different from metal normality. At what point would I listen to this deep culture album in a setting of say, the local coffee shop? Not that often. The Peter Steele styled baritone vocals are splashed all over the album to act as an instrument to strengthen the already meaty rhythm. By Crom the production is outstanding as every different arrangement can be heard with clarity that I would hope every band strives for. Even though I joke, which may mean that I like this, I still can't help but remember lines from the film PCU:

    Droz: What's your major?
    Sanskrit Major: Sanskrit.
    Droz: Sanskrit. You're majoring in a 5000 year-old dead language?

    In summation, get this if you want to feel like you're part of an action-adventure film.


    • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
      3 :AVE RATING

    ALL REVIEWS FOR: PARZIVAL
    TITLE
    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    Parzival
    2014
    Mighty Music
    Nate Turpin8/4/2014
    3

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