It doesn't seem like it's been two years since
Octavia's debut, “Winter Enclosure,” stunned the underground.
Sperati's sophomore release is no disappointment in retrospect to their
first album. This one isn't exactly a super-lengthy proposition, but the
songs average around four minutes a-piece (10 songs, 38 minutes). There
are still six members, all female except the drummer. The vocals have improved,
most of the guitarwork seems to be a little more dynamic and really the
overall compositions have deepened in maturity. The new drummer has brought
a bit more to the table than the previous drummer by utilizing more than
just the basics (some faster kicks and better hat use). There seem to be
more rock-oriented parts to their music this time around as well. My favorite
track is "...and then the World Froze". This track sort of sums
up my review for me. For those of you who haven't checked them out yet,
do so. Great gothic / doom!
Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell