Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Friday, August 25, 2023 Under: English
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: August 17, 2023

Weaving together narratives among common threads of collapse, resiliency, symbiosis, and renewal, Australia’s Claret Ash present the second instalment of the Worldtorn series with Worldtorn: Anemoia.

Opening proceeding with a flurry of fury is Cascadence Of The Twilight, which also contains nice, crisp basslines along with wonderful atmosphere and varying vocal styles. There are a lot of pieces that gel together well to give an indication of who Claret Ash are. This is then followed by the releases longest track Invocation Of The Dream Weavers unlike the previous track this takes a more doom-laden approach with melodic piano pieces and folk elements that weave in and out of the heavier parts that follow. 

Following this in a reworking of Ground Dweller from the band’s debut album of the same name, this version is faster and more aggressive, more in line with how is performed live, this is complimented well an acoustic version of The Wolves Have Fed Again. Completing the release is a sweeping Orchestral version of lead track Cascadence Of The Twilight which is wonderfully gothic in presentation and its woeful nature really closes of the EP nicely. A triumphant example of atmospherics. 

Rating: 7/10
Reviewed by: Rick Eaglestone

In : English 

Tags: "claret ash" "claret ash worldtorn anemoia" "atmospheric black metal" "progressive black metal" "australian black metal" "claret ash band" 

Released: August 11, 2023
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

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