Epochate: Chronicles of a Dying Era www.myspace.com/epochate
This album has a Big Production Sound leading me towards a more traditional hardrock/HM area of categorisation – although the very Gothic subject matter of the lyrics remains firmly in the Darkwave [as I’ve found it’s called] sphere.
It’s relatively easy listening for those not totally at home with the genre – in fact it’s got an almost orchestral feel to it, tempered at times with what one might even describe as dance rhythms which altogether actually makes it a pretty satisfactory listening experience!
Whether this sort of recommendation would go down well with hardcore fans I don’t know. In fact, I don’t care - it makes no odds in the final analysis that here we have a pretty high quality product which given the right exposure will offer good listening to an audience right across the sound spectrum.