RORY ZET | 2008-04-20 >>>
"Daemon Viam Invenient"
LP (2008|01|28 Monster Nation)
I´ll never disappoint you and I´ll love you forever! *
The latest Root album, within
the framework of dark/black metal, brings multigenre metal and it is
also very interesting for collectors. Why? First of all, it very
differs from its forerunner. On the other hand, there is no deep gap
between this records and the past ones.
In the Czech Republic,
it became nearly fasionable to strongly criticize Root. Perhaps it´s
because they are able to go further than average Czech listener can
stand. Moreover, Root survived big line up changes in full strength,
that is something what unarms the critics. By this record Root sent a
message: we will always play the music we like!
Honestly, I am
not a kind of die hard fans who eats up whatever the band produced
without any deeper thinking. When I´ve heard this records for the
first time, I was very confused. What kind of music do they play?
There are so many genres there and it´s so heterogenous! But after few
more listenings I found out the real dark beaty of the album!
The sound is perfect during all the time, also there are undoubtable
instrumental and vocal qualities. What I´d like to emphasize is the
fact, that the band is still able to bring new records while they are
not the same at all, they are not duplicating themselves, nor just
extact own history. However I think that the top period of Root is
There is no meaning to describe the songs one by
one. It´s very good from the beginning to the ends, also performance
of the guest vocalist Zuzka Lípová needs to be highly appreciated. The
music is sometimes very raw and fast (as if it went to the roots of
Root), sometimes it´s very melodic and based on different movements.
The cover of the vinyl is made professionaly, including the
printed inner sleeve. This is also the first what the label Monster
Nation released not only standard black vinyl version, but also
limited edition on orange vinyl. That colour really matches the
impressions taken from the cover.
* fragment from "Song For