Review from Lords of Metal Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 4, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Lords of Metal Webzine
Published: September 1, 2012
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There is a school of thought that says that black metal has to be mean, grim, depressing, hateful and that it never can be beautiful and hypnotizing. To those who adhere to that school of thought I would like to say: Stop reading because ‘Faces Of Insanity’ by the Russian Epitimia from Saint Petersburg is not for you. Anyone else who can appreciate beauty in black metal and has melancholy high on his wish list I urge to listen to this album. What Epitimia does is they mix atmospheric black metal with depressive black metal and mix in some post rock. From time to time it even borders on black doom what we get here. Sporadically female vocals are employed which give it all even more dynamics. De screams in Russian remind me of the first couple of Drudkh albums. A beautiful album which needs time to breathe. 

Rating: 79/100 

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Tags: epitimia faces of insanity four truths of the noble ones atmospheric post-rock post-metal black metal experimental 


Released: July 14, 2012
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Atmospheric Black Metal/Post-rock