STIGMATHEIST - "IT ALL ENDS TODAY"
Stigmatheist come from Holland, a rather unusual country for a metal band, let alone a black metal band. However, their origin is also the most original element about them. This band is part of the atmospheric, melodic black metal scene: eerie keyboards, speedy drums, changes from fast to slow rhythms. The vocals, however, are closer to death metal than to black metal. Undoubtely a black metal band, Stigmatheist have many death metal elements. Their music makes references to (swedish) melodic death metal style. Apart from that, they carry all the known and familiar, for such a band, features. Their music is not particularly original, but it is good, well-performed and it consists of several great ideas. The lyrics are mostly involved with inner thoughts and images, of course only the dark ones. However, the lyrics are mostly involved with inner thoughts and images, of course only the dark ones. However, the lyrics need improvement. Conclusively, "It all ends today" may lack originality, but it is a really powerful creation, which allows us to expect even more from this band in the future