Review from Midwinter Fires Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 4, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Midwinter Fires Webzine
Published: October 25, 2012
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Epitimia managed to capture immediately my full attention, since the first time I approached “Faces of Insanity”. When I started listening to the first notes of “Reminescentia” I felt instantaneously took away towards a black hole of profound, emotional tunes. Before going on I preferred to enjoy that beautiful sensation several times, to fully enter Epitimia’s universe. A good idea, I must say. I crossed the black hole, and “Epikrisis I – Altered state of consciousness” the following track, keeps that impression, with its deep, emotional feeling, well developed within the main gothic/black structure (but note that it’s not so simple to define Epitimia’s music), where some experimental electronic sounds are also used. Vocals are mainly harsh, enriched sometimes with fascinating female vocals. All songs are well arranged with a personal touch, and they manage to keep the listener attention through the whole album, even with some “surprising” passage as in the beginning of “Epikrisis V – Rorschach Inkblot”, something that reveals the band’s ability to manipulate its own creativity. That very song I like a lot, nice progression and fine tunes, with good melodic solutions and interesting sounds again. Another remarkable episode? “DS – Shizophrenia”, experimental touch, original solutions and again, good melodic feeling, elements which are all part of Epitimia’s trademark. The travel is approaching the end, but “Lethe” is able to take you back, into the black hole again, no return this time. Another fine, singular release from Hypnotic Dirge Records, a passionate label which manage to enrich the underground world, giving talented people the chance to share their fascinating music. A black hole of seducing music…I’m still there. 

Rating: 8/10 
Reviewed by: Emilliano  

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