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Album: Cyclamen – Ashura

October 15th, 2013

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Cyclamen
Ashura
Realising Records
14 October 2013

by Ruth Booth

It’s kind of difficult to define a difficult second album when it comes to experimental metal. Essentially, it’s the difference between wilfully unaccessible and accidentally unaccessible – which is akin to finding the bit between scalding hot and freezing on a shower dial. If you like the Yin Yang swing that comes with eschewing genre purity you’ll be amongst fierce fans of 2010’s Senjyu. How you’ll feel about Cyclamen’s far darker follow-up, Ashura, is another matter.

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