Dies Irae-Secret Veils of Passion
Let me start off by saying that this is not the Polish death metal Dies Irae or any of the other dozen plus bands to opt for this name. Instead this is the Mexican version. Any band that plays "melodic dark death metal" (so says the Encyclopedia Metallum site) is worth a listen even if said band seems to have started out as some sort of post-metal/post-rock project. What could best be described as standard melodic death metal flirts with progressive touches resulating in a rather standard production. Formed in 1994 and disbanded in 2002 (only to reform again) this Dies Irae doesn't offer anything new at all though. The album isn't a drag or anything. It has moments when things look promising. It is only that feeling like you've heard it all before and that when you did hear it things were done better. A decent enough release.