I bet these guys dream of repeating the success that their countrymen Mental
Home are currently enjoying. Not that Radigost sound like Mental Home - not
at all - but they tread a more or less similar terrain. The music on
"Nocturne" is doomy and symphonic, fairly melodic and full of luscious
keyboards and epic aspirations, albeit with some faster, blackened injections
to supply a harder edge. It is not surprising then that this is a rather
accessible and ultimately commercial music. Of course, you could say the
same thing about Mental Home's last record, but the thing is that Mental Home
are really good while Radigost are average at best. And you know what they
say about average works of art, be it music or movies or whatever. They
would say that it has moments, or that it's passable but flawed, and so on.
And that is basically my verdict for this album. It "has moments," and far
too few of them I might add. If it is good enough for you, go ahead and
check it out. If not - don't bother.
© 2000 boris