Forest of Souls
War and Poetry

At times fairly decent black metal with somewhat annoying keyboards overtop. At other times, slow dark metal with annoying clean vocals. While I like some of his stuff, my ears can only tolerate Messiah Marcolin for a maximum of one album. When someone else tries to sound like him (whether they actually "tried to sound like him" - I don't know) and doesn't quite pull it off . . . let's just say, I'm glad this is an EP. That is too bad, because this band has a cool compositional style reminiscent of early Greek bands, but those vocals really grate.

2000 j. mcintyre