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S.C.A.L.P. - Through Eternity (CD)

atmospheric death doom metal, BadMoodMan Music, BadMoodMan Music
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Re-release of the first album of S.C.A.L.P., one of the oldest metal bands in Russia, released in 1998 by R.I.P.Productions with support of Czech label Leviathan Records. An album that became a real rarity among the collectors is now available to everyone who is interested in growth process of 90s metal scene. On "Through Eternity" the band show a change from fast melody structures of death metal, heard on old demo-recordings, to systematic and melodic music on the borders of death/doom metal. Vocals and bass guitar by suddenly passed away Eugeny Rigenok will remain in the history of Russian underground forever. Disc presented in new re-mastered edition with better sound quality.

Tracklist:
1 Cry Of The Ocean 0:36
2 Till The Clouds Fly 6:46
3 Silentium 10:19
4 The Fate Will Never Repeat 6:34
5 Who Dared To Say 12:03
6 Removal 11:00
7 Fly Through Eternity 2:48

Artist:
S.C.A.L.P.
Artist Country:
Russia
Album Year:
1998
Title:
Through Eternity
Genre:
atmospheric death doom metal
Format:
CD
Type:
CD Album
Package:
Jewel Case
Label:
BadMoodMan Music
Cat Num:
BMM. 021-09
Release Year:
2009
Country Of Manufacture:
Russia
Review
Atmospheric.pl
4/5

Lekki, żywy doom w wykonaniu S.C.A.L.P. ma w sobie więcej heavy metalowej motoryki i melodyki niż charakterystycznej dla tego gatunku przygnębiającej melancholii i grobowego smutku. Pobudzenie przy słuchaniu „Throught Eternity” nie słabnie nawet w momentach bardziej nastrojowych i uduchowionych. Cztery podstawowe kompozycje są dość rozbudowane, a jednak nie nudzą. Cóż, może nie robią one od razu dużego wrażenia, ale z czasem naprawdę wciągają w swój klimat i strukturę. Szczególnie „Till The Clouds Fly” jakże sugestywnie przemawia do wyobraźni. Materiał trwa 50 min., więc inne utwory to krótkie intro, klawiszowe outro I wreszcie zamieszczony na środku instrumental, w którym pięknie dialogują ze sobą perkusja oraz gitara akustyczna. O dziwo, ten ostatni numer nie bazuje na żadnych motywach folklorystycznych, co mogłoby sugerować samo pochodzenie grupy. Niemniej S.C.A.L.P. zaznaczył swoją narodowość przez wykorzystanie w tekstach wierszy dwóch rosyjsko-języcznych poetów, rzecz jasna po przetłumaczeniu ich na angielski. Natomiast liryki autorskie - że tak powiem - mocno zbliżają odbiorcę do natury. Zresztą jest z tym powiązana tematycznie szata graficzna wydawnictwa, zdjęcia i okładka, choć płytę i kasetę zdobią różne front covery. Pewne zastrzeżenia mam tylko do wokalisty, który jak wzmacnia głos i usiłuje operować growlem, strasznie nadweręża gardło i wyraźnie się męczy.

Zespół istnieje od ’91. „Through Eternity” to jego trzecia produkcja, firmowana wespół przez R.I.P. oraz Leviathan.

Author: Kasia
Review
Heavy Impact
6.5/10
07.12.2009

Uscito originariamente nel 1997, viene ristampato oggi da BadMoodMan Music, “Through Eternity”, primo studio album dei russi S.C.A.L.P., album che forse al tempo dell’uscita ha goduto di ben poca visibilità al di là dei confini nazionali.

L’album in questione è un buon esempio di doom/death che anche nel suo peccare di scarsa originalità, riesce a donare all’ascoltatore, attraverso le sette tracce di cui è composto, sensazioni notturne dal mood emozionale ed estatico.

Quella proposta dalla band è una miscela sonora che pur restando nei canonoi doom/death non elude slanci in puro stile heavy, come dimostrato da “Till The Clouds Fly”e da “Silentium”, brani davvero buoni, in particolare se si collocano al tempo della loro venuta in essere che risale a dodici anni orsono. A questi fanno da contralto brani meno riusciti, forse a causa anche di una certa inesperienza, come: “The Fate Will Never Repeat”, in un buon equilibrio qualitativo di fondo, che riesce a porre l’album sopra la soglia della sufficienza. Questo soprattutto grazie al suo risuonare di piccola produzione dal taglio underground.

Un lavoro che potrebbe sorprendere, senza per questo risultare un capolavoro.

Author: Andrea Angelino
Review
Minacious Webzine

This is actually a re-release. "Through Eternity" was originally released in 1997 by R. i. P. Productions with support of Czech label Leviathan Records. This is the debut album of Russian Metal band S. C. A. L. P. Formed in 1991, they released three demos before this album was released, one single, one compilation and two more full-length albums have been released (one of which, the latest, is reviewed elsewhere on this website). The music structurally reminds me of Death Metal, especially in the faster parts where the music gets a bit rawer and rougher and the singer does some semi-growling but there is much more to this music. For the most parts it actually reminds me more of traditional Heavy Metal and epic Doom Metal, especially in the slower parts (duh!). There is both weight and melody in the music, it sort of reminds me of early Paradise Lost. Not bad at all to be honest, it feels a it shattered at times and some of the riffs should have been left out of the recording (they can do better) but overall an interesting release.

Author: Mordant
Review
Deadshop
4+/5
04.11.2009

Actually this is 1997 year' album from this old Russian doom metal band, but at least we can hold this on CD! Well, I think most of you should remember this “cult” album, aren't you? But for those who very young and didn't heard this album, I'll tell – S.C.A.L.P. is pretty old band from Russia , and their music is doom metal, with some death metal elements (mainly in rhythmical structure), such dense and massive… Some ones can say something like – “ah, those days “our” musicians weren't able play worthy stuff” and etc… but I'll disappoint you… Music on this album is professional and just great! For those more than 12 years ago time it was really good stuff, AND even TODAY this album sounds very good and even fresh! As I told, there's doom metal with death metal tunes, and music is made in various tempos, both fast and slow, with impressing tempo-changes and reach musical structure… nothing weak or boring, but just depressive and at the same time melancholic doom/death metal, with clear and rough vocals… Also concerning this album I can freely say – here's soul, means musicians made it with full of possession and they has put there all their inner scars and experiencing, like this is mirrors of their souls… Very deep and depressive atmosphere is here as well… Songs structure is interesting and catching, reach for massive rhythms and good guitar solos, together with tight bass lines and drumming… This album was re-mastered back in the year of 2005, so here's new sound; I don't remember what the sound was there on original, as I can't find that Tape J , but here's pretty good one, slightly raw but good and massive… So, all I'll add now – if you like doom metal – you SHOULD have this album! Today is today, today there are thousands of bands, but this record still brings some almost forgotten feelings, at least for those of us who are not 2-5 years in the metal…
Review
Lords Of Metal
Geen Score

Het uit 1997 debuut van het Russisch doomgezelschap werd als voorloper op de nieuwe CD ‘Chuzhaya Voina’ heruitgebracht. Helaas constateer ik dat dit zonder extra poespas is gedaan: geen extra nummers of extra info. Een gemiste kans. De doom metal met een stevige heavy metal rand en een fikse synthesizer injectie doet me met momenten denken aan de Engelse doom bands als Axegrinder en Prophecy Of Doom, zij het meer metal getint en meer naar de Bathory sound neigen ten tijde van ‘Hammerheart’. Voordat er misverstanden onstaan, de band haalt het niveau van genoemde bands niet hoor! Soms klinkt het erg onvolwassen, te ver gezocht, te geknutseld of onvolledig en onvolmaakt. Kinderziektes van een band die zoekende is en te vroeg een CD aflevert. Voeg daar een zanger aan toe die overduidelijk niet in zijn moedertaal zingt en je krijgt een matige CD die de heruitgave niet verdient heeft.

Author: Erik
Review
Hardsounds.it
55/100
18.11.2009

Ristampa da parte della BadMoodMan Music dell'album del 1997 di questa band russa, dal moniker bizzarro. Come si può evincere dalle informazioni a lato riportate, i nostri si dilettano a suonare una forma alquanto disomogenea di gothic/death e doom, pieno di parti melodiche derivate dal metal anni '80. Nominalmente alquanto interessante per quanto concerne l'originalità (sulla carta almeno) ma purtroppo risultando invece in una chimera, ossia una sterile somma algebrica dei tratti salienti di vari generi differenti uniti insieme con la colla; una fredda operazione chirurgica che pesca qui e là, degna del migliore dr. Frankenstein.
Tuttavia le numerose parti strumentali dell'album suppliscono a tale mancanza, risultando la componente migliore del disco, melodiche soffuse e trasognanti. Già perché la prestazione del cantante è decisamente scadente, nel tentativo di cercare di emulare i grandi nomi del genere...
'Through Eternity' risulta così essere un album mediocre, senza particolari spunti di interesse, abbastanza noiose e che dopo un paio di ascolti (discontinui) finirà nella marea dei dischi dimenticati prima di subito.
Posto che merita, sinceramente.

Author: Gabriele "Anaconda" Frontini
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