Review from Metal Delirium

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 4, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Metal Delirium
Published: November 1, 2012
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Epitimia’s Faces Of Insanity is just the kind of music I enjoy listening to as the seasons change and the weather begins to get colder. It’s dark, atmospheric black metal that just fits it well. The first track, the instrumental “Reminiscentia,” sets the tone for the album. It features frenzied screams behind ice cold melody that carries a somber tone. Although the lyrics aren’t in English, the mood and atmosphere help convey the feeling and story extremely well. The story being that of someone suffering from a mental disease. “Epikrisis I: Altered State Of Conciousness”  comes rearing in showing off the blackened side of things with a dash of post-rock. There’s also a bit of haunting clean vocals that will stick with you long after the song has ended regardless of whether or not you actually understand what they’re saying.

The melancholy and rage are really well crafted on Faces Of Insanity. You can feel the pain in each track. As each one wanders on there’s a sadness that still bears a sense of beauty that draws you into the world Epitimia has created. The faces of insanity really begin to reveal themselves on “Epikrisis III: Megalomania” in the form of some of the most depraved vocals I have ever heard. It’s that level of uniqueness that makes this album so interesting. I highly recommend Faces Of Insanity to any fans of post-atmospheric black metal. It really is a hidden gem.

Rating: 9/10
Reviewed by: Justin Angel 

In : Album Reviews 

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