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Draconian: Sovran

Album Review

Gothic doom metallers go easy on the grotesque

Metal has long celebrated ugliness: ugly subjects, ugly sounds, ugly vocals.

A simplistic description of a subject worthy of essays perhaps, but one pertinent to the only problem with Draconian’s excellent sixth album, Sovran. It is as slick and polished a piece of gothic metal as has come to be expected from the Swedes, the music falling somewhere between the melodic riffing of Katatonia and the abject misanthropy of Type O Negative. 

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