Published September 12, 2008
After having just released At the Borders of Arcadia in May, which generated all around good reviews, Reykjavík’s Celestine already serve the follow-up. Like the forerunner, they present sludgy Metalcore – in the vein of Coalesce, early Converge or ISIS – as hard-hitting and heavy as being run over by the bus. What makes Celestine really outstanding is their ability to intersperse subtle melodies, thus keeping their monotonously pounding songs from getting boring. The same is true for the two voices that bring variety in the otherwise quite monosonic (though perfectly fitting) singing. The only thing that keeps “This Home Will Become our Grave” behind its predecessor is the quite flat recording. Apart from that, this is a fiery and disturbing 30-minute trip into the dark. The perfect nihilistic soundtrack to wreck your place to: Who Cares Anyway?