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Curse of the Scarecrow
Curse of the Scarecrow
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Megaptera
Title: Curse of the Scarecrow
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Release
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 781676697922

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Quite good Death Industrial
A. Tamez Elizondo | Mexico | 04/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are many Death Industrial/Darkwave bands out there, and as far as I have seen, not a single one of them is similar! This is great, not only do you have diversity, but you are not in danger of encountering monotony as well! The bellow review compares Megaptera with Raison D'être, but makes it clear to note there are potential differences between these two musical acts. After one is drawn to these differences (Peter Anderson's music being of a more ethereal, spiritual nature, whereas Magnus Sundström's is located on the realm of the disturbing) on does not find a proper model of comparison. This is understandable, bearing in mind the diversity between Death Industrial/Darkwave bands. But I would like to make a comparison between Megaptera and another legendary Death Industrial act, just for you to know how good this Musical cult is. Megaptera is in many ways similar to Roger Karmanik's "Brighter Death Now" on the veins of what it tries to convey. Although less grotesque and morbid than Brighter Death Now, Megaptera focuses on disturbing the listener with harsh and distant drones, deep atmospheres and horrific thematic. (The Curse of the Scarecrow is like the soundtrack of a long lost horror movie) Whereas Brighter Death Now's aim is to create the sounds of social and moral decay (Note: This is unfortunately rather cliché, for many composers of today's extreme music seem to preach the same all over again) Megaptera plays with sounds and silence to convey that same image of despair and horror. With the disturbing dialogues of an obscure horror film (and I say obscure because I don't know the movie's name!), this "Curse of the Scarecrow" is a most have for all of us who enjoy the dark visions of those fine musicians from the Old Continent!"
Quality modern industrial
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Deep intense multi-layered industrial for fans of raison d'etre. Big Scandanavian feel to this new release by Megaptera. Very dark soundscapes held together by abraisive mechanical rhythms."
Awesome dark industrial
Kerry Ledbetter | Silvis, IL United States | 06/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Megaptera are the kings of dark industrial. Well... maybe second only to Raison D'Etre, but RD'E is not quite this disturbed. Where RD'E tries to be beautiful or at least artistic, Megaptera's only goal is total darkness and morbidity. They sample some strange and sometimes obscure horror films in place of vocals or chants so don't expect an "agenda" from them. They just enjoy the pure darkness of their craft. This is great for sleeping to... if you want nightmares."