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MANDRAGORA SCREAM
Luciferland

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Formed in 1997 by singer and front-woman Morgan Lacroix. In 1999, Lacroix recorded a demo album, with four songs.

In 2000, Lacroix was introduced to singer, guitarist and composer Terry Horn. The result of this artistic union was the debut album Fairy Tales from Hell’s Caves, distributed in 2001 by German independent label Nuclear Blast/Capiranha records. A German critic delivered two positive reviews, calling the style melodic “gothic rock” in Sonic Seducer[1] and “gothic metal” in Metal Hammer,[2] respectively. According to the band, “Fairy Tales is definitely a concept album: a trip throughout the Dantean Hell, tormented by passion, anguish and insanity, where the character of Virgil is surprisingly replaced by an unusual bewitching vampire fairy.”[3]

In 2002, Mandragora Scream released their second album A Whisper of Dew, distributed by Nuclear Blast. Once again a concept album, centred on a vampire story specifically written for the band by Julio Angel Olivares Merino, horror-gothic literature writer and teacher of English Philosophy at the Spanish University of Jaén. Drawing inspiration from this tale, Lacroix composed the entire album lyrics.[4]

Madhouse and Volturna

“Madhouse” is the third album, published in the year 2006, by Lunatic Asylum Records.

In January 2007 they published a new CD/DVD called Dragonfly, which includes 2 videos from the album Madhouse (“Dark Lantern”, “Blight Thrills”) and 2 remasterized tracks plus 1 new song (”Dark Lantern Remix”, “Spiritual Leadin”, “Lunatic Asylum”) and in March 2007 a single track called “Jeanne D’Arc” by Lunatic Asylum Records. But They released it DVD on April 2008 with the album Madhouse and the single track “Jeanne D’Arc” with a bonus video, a new acoustic song.

Mandragora Scream’s fourth album, Volturna, was released in November 2009.[needs update] It comprised 15 tracks including two covers: “Bang Bang” and “Fade to Grey”. A European tour was announced that included support acts from Christian Death and The 69 Eyes.

LUCIFERLAND WAS PUBLISHED IN 2012

Descrizione

Mandragora Scream is an Italian gothic metal band, Female fronted by the Singer Morgan Lacroix

Tracklist:

  1. 01 The Chant Of Furies
    02 Hekate (En Erebos Phos)
    03 Persephone
    04 Anubis
    05 The Illusionist
    06 Medusa
    07 The Veil Of Neith
    08 Six Grain Of Pomegranate
    09 Night’s Master (Azhran & Sivesh)
    10 Lamia
    11 Love For Endymion
    12 Lucifer’s Ballade
    13 Titan (Extraterrestial Suicide)
    14 Lucifer’s Lullaby

Label: Lunatic Asylum Records

Format : Cd  Super Jewel Box

Band website: www.mandragorascream.com

Band Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MandragorAScreaMOfficial/

2 recensioni per MANDRAGORA SCREAM
Luciferland

  1. From Metallus: “Luciferland” è il quinto studio album dei gothic metallers lucchesi Mandragora Scream, che tornano in scena a tre anni di distanza da “Volturna”. Un periodo di gestazione piuttosto lungo per la nuova release, giustificata dagli studi compiuti dalla front woman Morgan Lacroix insieme ad esoteristi e fisici per affrontare adeguatamente il concept proposto nella nuova opera. “Luciferland” parla di una terra che ha dato origine agli dei, una sorta di Atlantide che la band descrive a cavallo tra storia, leggenda e cabala. Da un punto di vista musicale il gruppo toscano non da particolari spallate al genere di riferimento, per cui parliamo sempre di un gothic metal elegante e garbato, pregiato da intarsi melodici costanti a base di innesti sinfonici o efficaci soluzioni elettroniche. Ciò che tuttavia porta i Mandragora Scream al di sopra della media è la ricerca continua del pezzo vincente e da ricordare, capace di combinare la piacevolezza dell’ascolto a venture crepuscolari e malinconiche. Ne abbiamo un esempio nel singolo “Medusa”, un pezzo praticamente pop per quanto è di immediata fruizione, eppure avvincente. Ovviamente non mancano momenti più energici e squisitamente metal, a cui dona valore aggiunto la voce particolare e multiforme di Morgan. Un’altra caratteristica positiva è poi la snellezza delle canzoni, mai inutilmente tirate per le lunghe ma subiti dritte al punto, non appesantite da inutili orpelli e sempre intriganti nella loro natura mnemonica. Concludiamo con una nota informativa: “Luciferland” sarà disponibile soltanto dal sito della band e ogni copia sarà personalizzata.

  2. From Femmemetal: From Italy, the ‘Vampire Gothic’ metal band MandragorA Scream was formed in 1997 by female vocalist Morgan Lacroix. In 2001 they released their debut “Fairy Tales from Hell’s Caves” and have consistently stayed true to their gothic metal roots, whilst still managing to add new wrinkles to the band concept. In 2009 they released their landmark album, “Volturna” and have now followed that up with possibly their most ambitious album to date, “Luciferland”.

    The ominous intro “The Chant of Furies” gets things off in a dark, foreboding direction. “Hekate – En Erebos Phos” is next and is strong out of the gates. The duel vocals of Morgan Lacroix and Terry Horn are done pretty well throughout the album. For 14-songs and over 50-minutes, “Luciferland” delivers darkly, mysterious music. Some songs have a definite electronic edge to them and the band creates a dark atmosphere in tune with the vampiric concept. Songs like “Persephone”, “The Illusionist”, “Lucifer’s Ballade” and “Lucifer’s Lullaby” are all fine examples of the strength of the material on “Luciferland”.

    For MandragorA Scream it has been a slow build. It certainly hasn’t been an overnight success story, but slowly but surely they are becoming more and more well know and with “Luciferland” the band may have released the album that could push them to the top of their genre. Whether this is or isn’t the case, MandragorA Scream has still released a damn fine album.

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