Ivan - Memory (CD)

Ivan - Memory (CD)

melodic doom death metal, Solitude Productions, Solitude Productions
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Это третий полноформатный альбом австралийской группы Ivan и первый выходящий официально на CD. Необходимое приобретение для любителей классического атмосферного doom death metal. Два трека, длинною более 20-ти минут каждый, заполнены до краёв тяжестью гитарных рифов и звуками тоскливого фортепьяно, в обрамлении солирующей скрипки, что делает музыку Ivan такой особенной и уникальной. Так звучит похоронный оркестр, играющий на краю разрытой могилы, куда осыпаются пожухшие осенние листья.

Треклист:
1 Visions 22:14
2 Time Is Lost 25:52

Артист:
Ivan
Страна артиста:
Australia
Год альбома:
2018
Название:
Memory
Стиль:
melodic doom death metal
Формат:
Compact Disk
Тип:
CD
Упаковка:
Jewel Case
Лейбл:
Solitude Productions
Кат. номер:
SP. 136-18
Год издания:
2018
Штрих-код:
4627080611344
Страна-производитель:
Russia
Review
Metal Temple
8/10
04.12.2018

IVAN’s “Memory” is a two-track full-length that is 48 minutes in length and full of things I never expected. With two songs above the 20-minute mark, this is a tedious album to get through. I also suggest that you don’t listen to this when you’re really sad because both songs are like watching the scene from movies where it shows all of the good guys dying off, except this scene lasted 25 minutes. Boom. There goes Bambi. Boom. There goes Fred Weasley. Boom. There goes every character you ever loved that was killed off.

Yes, these songs are sad. However sad and depressing they are, the melodies are intricate and beautiful, mimicking a classical approach to composition. The songs have depth, and within this depth are many melodies playing at once, but each one compliments the other. There are some things that I never expected from a Doom/Death Metal album. First of all, there’s piano and violin, and they aren’t limited to specific sections. They play throughout the entire album with the guitars, bass, and drums. This is what really layers the music so much and makes it sound classical.

Just because it’s classical sounding doesn’t mean that it’s neoclassical. It’s not fast or shredding at all. It’s mid-paced, Doom-laden Death Metal, and it gets the job done. The only problem I see with this album is that there aren’t any major differences between the two songs. Each song has the same concept: layered melodies created by violin, piano, and guitar. The intricacies of the music make it so that you have to listen to the album multiple times in order to get the gist, and the length of the songs don’t make this easy. In fact, it takes a while for the melodies to set in. It’s probably a good thing the songs are so long because of how long it took for my brain to wrap around what all of the instruments were doing as a collective group.

Other than the issue of the music not being diverse at all, this album isn’t bad. The overall atmosphere of the music was very depressing, but serene at the same time. I would recommend this to people who like modern Doom/Death with a twist.

Songwriting: 7
Originality: 9
Memorability: 8
Production: 9

Author: Liam Easley
Review
Femforgacs
7/10
19.10.2018

Утечка ржавых листьев, дождь, туманный почвенный запах и меланхолическая меланхолия осени. Все они прекрасно сочетаются с классическим, мелодичный дум / дэт - метал группа австралийская Иван образование 20 минут, два-движения памяти выпустила третий альбом под названием грустной скрипкой, в сопровождении фортепиано, в сопровождении медленных гонок.

Альбом поддерживает мемориал, неуловимое чудо психоз и сосредоточиться на темах похоронной обреченности тяжелой, ультра медленный похоронная процессия riffeléseivel гитары, скрипки и фортепиано в театральный тон голоса удручающе грустной, под которым гофрирования болезненно рычание. Все это создает настроение, которое может вызвать путаницу, беспокойство и страх перед душой, отвлечение печали, отдых, отдых, раскаяние и удивление. То есть, он служит некоторым терапевтическим целям.

Летаргическое, оркестровое, опрокинутое Видения , с его первыми голосами, тянет под землей. 22-минутное хихиканье классической печали сопровождается немного эпическими линиями дотошных мелодий оглушительных гитарных рифов гитары, а также удушающими штрихами уха скрипки, как черная рамка пения Борода Веллингтона . Длительная, ослепительная, выцветшая соната « Время проиграна» , которую можно назвать смертью поцелуя смерти фильма, - это путь к нашему сердцу. Это уникальный способ понимания благодати, траура и сострадания. До сих пор мы пережили аналогичный личный опыт в нашей жизни или нет. памяти

его удручающие арии дают отличное настроение похоронам кладбища. Во время прослушивания вы можете легко чувствовать себя так, как будто вы стоите рядом с открытой могилой, которая упала в нее, так как падающие падающие листья падают. Внимание! Рекомендуется не каждый день прослушивания.

Author: Armand
Review
Sjeverna Strava Zine
7.5/10
27.10.2018

There is a perfect soundtrack for the steel grey and chilly Autumn day and it is called Ivan. I listened to their new album out on Solitude Productions and reviewed it for this zine.

Ivan are hailing from Australia and this is their third full length album, but the first one that came out on physical cd. They are playing slow and rolling classic funeral doom/death metal with a lot of somber and dark atmosphere left choking your chest long time after the album is finished. There are only two songs on this album, both of them being over twenty minutes long and they both leave you crushed afterwards, like you came home from the funeral of someone especially beloved and you can´t hold the sorrow anymore in yourself. For me personally, the song Time is lost somehow worked better. Piano and solo violin are adding to the eerie and somber atmosphere of the songs and the record as a whole. This is not for everyone. If you are a fan of somber, sorrowful grave melodies, this is the right record for you.

Author: vladkraykulla
Review
Iye Zine
7/10
16.10.2018

Ecco un’opera che mette a dura prova anche chi con il doom ha a che fare quotidianamente e che sicuramente non si fa scoraggiare né dalla lunghezza dei brani né, tanto meno, dal loro lento e penoso incedere.

Quello che rende oggettivamente complesso l’ascolto di Memory, terzo full length in tre anni per gli australiani Ivan, è la scelta di affidare in toto lo sviluppo melodico al violino, ottenendo risultati contrastanti e che, in quanto tali, dovrebbero ricevere riscontri di diversa natura.
Se è indubbiamente affascinante la soluzione adottata dal duo di Melboune, non si può altresì negare che questo, alla lunga, testa in maniera probante anche la resistenza degli ascoltatori più allenati, questo perché a mio parere il violino è uno strumento che in ambito doom metal andrebbe utilizzato sempre con un dosaggio molto oculato (come i primi My Dying Bride hanno insegnato).
I due lunghissimi brani, che vanno a sommare una durata vicina ai cinquanta minuti, sono praticamente simili, con lo strumento ad arco a delineare le sue laceranti linee melodiche, un growl che in sottofondo ci racconta tutta la propria riprovazione nei confronti dell’esistenza umana, e le chitarre che sostanzialmente delineano assieme alla base ritmica il battito di un cuore in procinto di fermarsi per sempre; fanno eccezione gli ultimi minuti di Time Is Lost, quando il connubio tra violino e chitarra diviene tangibile ed equilibrato, rendendo questa parte del lavoro la più evocativa e coinvolgente.
La sensazione straniante deriva dal fatto che in certi momenti il disco appare qualcosa di meravigliosamente struggente, mentre in altri affiora un’inevitabile stanchezza senza che, di fatto, intervengano elementi di discontinuità a provocare impressioni così discordanti.
Ascoltando Memory nelle sue parti iniziali sembra quasi d’essere al cospetto ad una versione funeral doom dei Dark Lunacy, ma soprattutto il termine di paragone più naturale potrebbero essere gli Ea, con la chitarra collocata però in secondo piano da un violino nettamente preponderante su tutto il resto.
Ed è così, comunque,che gli Ivan ottengono ciò che probabilmente si erano prefissati, ovvero quello di apparire una sorta di dolente orchestra che accompagna il defunto alla sua ultima dimora.
Tutte queste considerazioni mi spingono, a livello di consuntivo, ad apprezzare senz’altro quest’opera, mantenendo però più di una riserva sulla possibilità che possa essere oggetto di molti ascolti ininterrotti dalla prima all’ultima nota; in sintesi, le dolenti pennellate chitarristiche restano sempre la soluzione più indicata per indurre emozioni in ambito funeral/death doom.
Va anche aggiunto, a favore degli Ivan, che la ricerca di soluzioni maggiormente peculiari va a loro merito, tanto più che i progressi rispetto alle recedenti opere appaiono sensibili, per cui Memory è un lavoro che gli appassionati dovrebbero sicuramente provare ad ascoltare perché molti potrebbero restarne folgorati, a differenza di altri che saranno spinti ad archiviarlo dopo uno o due passaggi: io mi colloco a metà strada, ritenendo il tutto molto intrigante ma decisamente migliorabile nell’equilibrio delle sue componenti strumentali.

Author: STEFANO CAVANNA
Review
Metal-Roos
4/5

Tragedy and much of metal music goes hand in hand. It seems that pessimism and the stark reality of life are permanent aspects of a lot of this music and Memory by Ivan definitely has this in spades. This release is the soundtrack to the most despairing film you have ever seen.


The melodies are intricate and the dirt brought by the guitars and voice are very welcomed. The violins and piano add an unsettling and sophisticated element to the music, giving the tracks an overall tragic feel which is, no doubt, the key intention of Ivan. The recording quality is fair but gives an overall idea of what Ivan is trying to accomplish. The pace is slow and relentless, but has a tendency to run into itself. Perhaps this is the intention, to hold onto the unsettling notion of confusion and uncertainty.


The biggest issue with this release is the length of the tracks. I'm all for a progressive consideration of all styles of metal, but longer tracks need to offer something new and different, rather than showcasing similar melodic lines in a wide array. A classic case of 'why use 20 words when 200 will do'. Suitable for those dripping with existential angst.

Author: Liam Frost-Camilleri
Review
DarkUndergroundMusicZine
8/10
12.10.2018

Ivan are a duo from Australia that plays a very melodic form of funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Memory" which was released by Solitude Productions.

Clean playing along with some stringed instruments start off the album while both of the tracks are over 20 minutes in length before going into more of a heavier and melodic funeral doom metal direction which also introduces death metal growls onto the recording as well as some keyboards also being used at times.

All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the screams also add in a touch of black metal along with the solos and leads being done in a very tragic and melodic style as well as a brief use of avant garde elements and the music always sticks to a slower direction and the riffs also a dd in a decent amount of melody.

Ivan plays a style of funeral doom/death metal that is very dark, slow, atmospheric and melodic sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.

In my opinion Ivan are a very great sounding atmospheric and melodic funeral doom/death metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Time is Lost".

Author: OccultBlackMetal
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