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Artist: Sub Luna
Title: Awake!
Format: CD
Label: Cyclic Law (@)
Rated: *****
Formed by Mikael Lindblom (also a live collaborator for Karjalan Sissit) and Fredrik Sooberg, Sub Luna are the first act to have a release on the new Cyclic Law's First Eclipse series. Dedicated to dark folk music, First Eclipse, bring to the lover of the genre a great second album by Sub Luna. Released four years after their double debut CD "In The Shade of time", AWAKE!, sees the Swedish duo gathering the atmospheres already explored by Current 93 on their "Swastikas for Noddy" album and by Death In June on "But, what ends when the symbols shatter?" giving to the whole a distinctive imprint that refresh the whole result. Singing of love and hate, nostalgia and progression, magic and loss these are (as stated by the label's note) songs of protest from the age of nihilism. Basic 4/4 upbeat bass drum / snare drum beats enforce passionate acoustic guitar / piano ballads that will convince every lover of these sounds.



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