Coronatus are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very symphonic form of gothic/power metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Catus Lucidus" which was released by Massacre Records.
A very symphonic sound along with operatic female vocals start off the album and adds in a heavier and melodic sound a few seconds alter along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and they also mix the symphonic and heavy parts together and the choirs bring in a good mixture of both male and female vocals as well as giving the album more of a gothic atmosphere.
When acoustic guitars and clean playing are utilized on the recording they bring in an 80's goth feeling while the main focus remains more on a melodic and symphonic metal sound which also bring s in solos and lead in certain sections of the recording that display a great amount of talent and skill.
On a couple of the tracks the band adds in Celtic folk music influences and as the album progresses the music gets a lot more diverse with each track taking on a different style while always remaining true to their musical style and a good portion of the tracks also bring in 80's German power metal elements.
Coranatus remains true to their melodic and symphonic metal sound of previous recordings while also bringing in more progressive and folk music elements which takes their musical style in a new direction, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of both German and English and cover real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Coronatus and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Holy Wars" "Elvenwell (I Can Give you)" "Cathy's Floor" and "Autumn Child (In My Dreams)". 8 out of 10.
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