Ador Dorath - Adon Nin Edeleth Ador Dorath
The year 2004 was nearly at its end, and I had a favorite album of the year, Enslaved's 'Isa' was truely the best album I'd heared in 2004. But in the last week of 2004 I received a cd in my mailbox..... Ador Dorath's 'Adon Nin Edeleth Ador Dorath', which totally overruled 'Isa'.
Ador Dorath's beginning was in 1997. It was just a project which played covers of Moonspell and Samael. During the years members left the band and were replaced by others. The present state was reached in March 2001. Later on the band was named Ador Dorath.
The music is comparable to Cradle Of Filth, but in my opinion it's way better than COF. The band itself describes its style as "sympho blackdoom-death metal or any other obscure psychotic mysteries". It includes great female opera vocals. I know that the last couple of years we were overfloated with gothic opera metal bands like Nightwish, Within Temptation etc. But on this album I really liked these vocals. They are just a part of the vocals, so it is not overdone. The male vocals are great as well. The singer can, just like Dani Filth create lots of different voices, but way better.
The sound of this cd is remarkably good although this cd is released without a label.
The songs are super as well. The bandmembers surely know how to use their musical talents. The songs are well composed.
My favorite song on this albums is without a doubt 'Garden Of Earthly Pleasures'. It starts with a punk like drum intro but after about 23 seconds it turns into a nice double bass part, with Dimmu Borgir or Old Man's Child like guitar and synth riffs.
When I put this cd in my player for the first time I immediately noticed that the first track had to be multimedia, because of the fact it had a playtime of 16 seconds, but there was no sound. So I put the cd in my computer and indeed a multimedia part opened. It includes the band history, some band pictures and a weblink.
As I said before, this album was released without a label, But Ador Dorath did a great job, not just the album is has a great production, but the booklet looks nice too. It's just a pity that the cd is a CD-R so it causes problems on elder cd-players. But that is just a small minus. A bigger minus is the last track on this album, which is untitled. I think it is a remix, but they shouldn't have put it on the cd, I think it is crap.
Ivo Dosedel - Vocals, Screams
Martin Rozenek - Keyboards, Synthetizers
Kamil Pfeffer - Guitar, Screams
Lenka Machova - Female Vocals
Romana Aertsova - Bass
Michael Ranosz - Drums
Kristian Danel - Violoncello, Guitar
1. Ubique Daemon
2. Arcana Artis
4. Garden Of Earthly Pleasures
6. Adon Nin Edeleth Ador Dorath
7. Hail To Majesty
8. Rule Of Nyx
10. Misery (Bonus 1998 )