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Rope Sect – Personae Nongratae

Band – Rope Sect

Album – Personae Nongratae 12″ MLP

Country of Origin – Germany

Genre – Deathrock

Release Date – August 4th, 2017

Label – Iron Bonehead  

Reviewer – Credible

Deathrock is a little new to me as it is a subgenre of punk rock.  I normally don’t listen to much punk rock, but when you throw in the doom, death, and low tones you gain my attention a little.  Rope Sect presents an album, Personae Nongratae, that throws in doom metal elements, death metal elements, and punk rock all into eight good songs.  Their style of play and vocal elements create a strong album that is very enjoyable to listen to.

While listening to the music, it is low, demonic, heavy, and yet still punk.  The guitars, bass, and drums play furiously through the tracks. Their low tones during verses make for a very doom like tone to the music and brings in a gothic element to the mix of punk rock.  But low tones are not the only elements that make this music good.  Through the songs, there are great solo parts that add depth to the music. For a three person band, they certainly bring out the best in what they play.  Throughout the album, their songs move back and forth from slow, gloom, doom music, to something a little faster and heavier.  It creates a great dynamic throughout the songs in the album.

The vocals on the tracks are very gothic and filled with doom.  The lyrics are all clean which makes for easy understanding of their pain and suffering.  Also, the lyrics echo in the music.  The echo creates a vibration within your soul that really enchants you into the depth of their music.  Most of the lyrics lean toward doom aspects, which is good for the tormenting soul and even enjoyable to everyone.

Overall the album makes for a very good listen.  For fans of doom, you have the gloomy feel that will bring about great feelings of your impending death and doom.  For fans of not doom, you get very good musical elements of punk rock that will keep you satisfied and make you want to listen to it again and again.  I feel like this would be a good MLP for your collection and one that has good replay value. Let me know what you think!  Go to moshpitnation.com or even visit us on Facebook and leave your comments on the album!

Rating:  3.5/5