8/4/2014 - Review by: Nate Turpin
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.
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