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Reviews CD Reviews Ethereal I Shalt Become - Louisiana Voodoo

Artist: I Shalt Become

 

Album: Louisiana Voodoo

 

Label: Inspired Hate Records

 

Genre: drone, ambient

 

Release Date: October 29th 2013

 

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Louisiana Voodoo, by the formerly black metal band I Shalt Become, is the sixth album of this band based in Illinois. I Shalt Become is famous for their typical atmospheric-depressive type of music, which one could hardly call black metal (let alone, metal) anymore.

 

Filled with neoclassic and minimalist pieces, Louisiana Voodoo sounds more like the soundtrack to a horror movie than a metal album. Strings, piano and harsh vocals dominate the soundscape.

 

Where on previous records, I Shalt Become kept its ties to black metal, on Louisiana Voodoo the band's mastermind S. Holliman lets it all loose and dives into a world of his own. The problem here is: the listener might look up and not see where Holliman went.

 

The long passages of melodic-introspective soundscapes might work very well for a horror movie or a film noir, but without the images, something feels missing. The long stretches feel uninspired, and the music slips to the background where it can stay comfortably for a long time.

 

To sum it all up: where I Shalt Become left the black metal scene to fully devote themselves to atmospheric ambient tracks, they turned into a ghost of themselves. As such, Louisiana Voodoo isn't worth your time or money.

 

I Shalt Become - Louisiana Voodoo

 


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