This is the intoxicating debut of five enchanting witches
from the spirit realms of Russia, an elixir for the mind,
body and soul. They blend in their diabolical cauldron a
haunting alchemy of symphonic, progressive, power and gothic
metal, with a devilish infusion of the black arts. Aina’s
siren’s call has a pure phantom operatic essence, which
will draw you onto the rocks of delirium. ****
It starts with the beguiling ‘Immortelle for a Hollow
Grave’, leading you into the power metal nightmare of ‘Edenbeast’.
An unearthly roar calls you to the demonic dance of ‘Necromance’,
howling winds summon the twilight power of ‘The Moon Emerged
From Behind The Clouds’, bells toll for the rapture of ‘Saturnia’,
followed by the storm lashed roaring thunder of ‘Blackthorn
Winter’. The creeping melancholy of ‘The Blackness I Prowl’,
then the supernatural allure of ‘Gossamer Witchcraft’, the
hypnotic trance of the ethereal ‘Will-o-the-Wisp, and the
curtain falls with the macabre piano of ‘The Cobweb Veils
Fall Down With Grace’. ****
Let these entrancing sorceresses cast you under their
spell, haste ye to the spider’s web
and imbibe in their incandescent incantations.
I am drawn by an irresistible force beyond human comprehension,
drawn from the depths of Hades, to bestow upon them
9 out of 10.