It’s rare that I’m lost for words when it comes to a review, but Mina’s Veil’s Bleak December did just that, I wasn’t expecting heavy guitar riffs, loud thumps of drums and vocal screams, but what I got was the complete opposite, I wouldn’t know what genre to put Bleak December under, so I’ll call it what Mina’s Veil calls their genre, it’s Neoclassical Darkwave (while I’m not 100% sure what that is, it does sound cool).
Bleak December is comprised of classical instruments, but what caught me was the fact that it felt like they could break into a dark guitar riff at any time, and I mean any time. It kind of gave the music an airy feeling like something was supposed to be there, but you couldn’t quite figure out what. I like that.
At the end of the day, I’m not a classical music expert, nor am I a Neoclassical Darkwave expert, but I do like Bleak December, I won’t lie, I don’t like it as much as I like Rock or Metal, but this has been an eye opening review, I have found a form of music that I once wouldn’t have even considered looking into, and with that, I thank Mina’s Vale for creating Bleak December, without it, I wouldn’t have been introduced to Neoclassical Darkwave.
– Ken De Montalk
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