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Epitimia - Faces of Insanity
I - Reminiscentia
II - Epikrisis I - Altered state of consciousness III - Epikrisis II - Intrusive thoughts
IV - Epikrisis III - Megalomania V - Epikrisis IV - Jamais Vu
VI - Epikrisis V - Rorschach Inkblot VII - Epikrisis VI - Leucotomy
VIII - DS - Shizophrenia IX - Lethe
Released: July 14th, 2012
Catalog Number: HDR - 023 Release Type: Full-Length Album
Total Playing Time: 52:13 Quantity: 500 Copies
CD type: Professionally Manafactured CD Packaging: Standard Jewel Case with 8 page booklet
A three-piece atmospheric Black Metal, post-rock band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Epitimia's 'Faces of Insanity' album is the band's third full-length album and the first on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Combining an intriguing blend of atmospheric post-rock,and depressive black metal, this is a well-written, unique and innovative album which definitely sees a strong progression from past Epitimia albums - To the non-exisiting shades, and Four Truths of the Noble Ones, with the addition of new experimental elements. Throughout the album, the songwriting shows a band with a strong capability for providing heavy doom metal, experimental ambience, raw black metal catchiness, and a deep melancholy which plods along with purpose throughout the album's duration added onto by a cacophonous wall of harsh vocals courtesy of vocalist, K. and occasional female vocals from M. Overall, this is definitely a powerful and memorable album which should be enjoyed by all those who enjoy experimental, post-rock laden black metal, especially the stuff coming out of the european european and russian scenes lately. The album comes with an 8 page booklet with Russian lyrics.
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Overall, we think that Epitimia is an excellent band, and “Faces of Insanity” showcases perfectly their very unique sound. If you are looking for excellent depressing and atmospheric Black Metal, look no further and get this amazing release.