Meden Agan – “Lacrima Dei” (2014)

Label: No Remorse Records

Review by Tony Cannella

“Lacrima Dei” is the 3rd album Greece’s symphonic metallers Meden Again. “Lacrima Dei” sees lead vocalist Maya making her debut with the band as she replaces Iliana who now fronts Enemy of Reality.

First off, the addition of Maya seems to be a really good decision. Her voice fits in well with the bands intricate musical arrangements and the few songs where she is paired with a male vocalist are some of the highlights. The male vocalists range from traditional metal to extreme metal and either way, Maya’s voice gels perfectly with them. Songs that stand out in particular are: “Divine Wrath”, “Embrace the Sorrow”, “Portal of Fear” and “Commemorate the Fallen”. Another song that stands out is the tear jerking ballad “Loss”. The guitar sound throughout the album is huge and Diman’s solos are great and almost virtuosic. Meden Agan basks in all their symphonic glory on “Lacrima Dei”. It’s hard to argue with results and with “Lacrima Dei” the results are quite positive. “Lacrima Dei” should also be warmly received by fans of Tarja, Nightwish and Epica.

Rating – 85/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Divine Wrath
  2. Lacrima Dei
  3. Embrace The Sorrow
  4. Portal Of Fear
  5. Everlasting Pain
  6. Web Of Shadows
  7. Nuntii Belli
  8. Loss
  9. Devoid Of Sanity
  10. Commemorate The Fallen

 

Line Up

  • Maya Kampaki – Vocals
  • Diman Koutsogiannopoulos – Guitars
  • Tolis Mikroulis – Keys
  • Aris Nikoleris – Bass
  • Panos Pamplomatas – Drums

 

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