by Octopi Mills

The music of Alunah blends several known styles like folk rock, doom, and folk in a melodic manner. The female vocals are typical of the contemporary doomish circles, and especially of the English kind. Lyrical themes involve nature aspects in a bipedal kind of way and are emblematic of someone who keeps scraps of lyrics here and there to patch and mess about. The sound and production is common in that in is all destined to sound like it was all recorded on the same day, or in the same manner. The guitar passages are not overly adventurous but keep some simple power chords to build structures for  the vocals to bemoan and loaf around.

 There's not much else to say other than this, and the folkish passages are sparse if even there at all, and in the end it seems the music could have been enhanced further by this without relying on the strength of the guitar and might have kept the plodding vocals more interesting. The vocals never stray far from their comfort range or do anything different, and this is something that cannot be pulled off well by those who who don't have a natural ability to get away with such things, though the lazy sort of approach is not as abrasive or strained in the way many push these matters. There is a banality to the overall album that comes off as lack-luster and is only saved by fleeting moments of the guitar. This being said, there is a warm sort of calm flow to the music that at least is never dreadful.