Review from Nocturne Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 4, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Nocturne Magazine
Published: September 4, 2012
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Trio Epitimia of Saint Petersburg has released its third studio album "Faces Of Insanity", more complex and darker than its predecessor. Release Panel composed of nine songs with an excellent mix of atmospheric post-rock-and depressive black metal, it is ideal for those who want to experiment with new sounds. Since our opening instrumental "Reminiscentia" create a bit creepy atmosphere and prepares us for the further course of the album, so we "Epikrisis I: Altered State Of Consciousness" but with the first clock strikes at the heart and cuts us deep into the soul. Unfortunately, only in this numerically we might of wonderful vocals singer M. who also plays drums on this release. When I have the vocals, I must mention the interesting vocal abilities K. singers whose singing goes from one extreme to another, ranging from the typical aggressive growl via a caressing whisper to hysterical screaming. Listen to the track only "Epikrisis IV: Jamais Vu" and you'll realize what a word. Key Features of this edition are depression and melancholy that spreads throughout the album, but not all is bad here. The songs are very atmospheric, and even in some moments of melodic tones with pleasant to listen to. The best example can be heard in the song "Epikrisis VI: Leucotomy" where are aggressive, and (here's the paradox) almost guitar sections complemented by sweet sounds of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." Interestingly, the band members decided to set his music spices works of classical music, and you have carefully listened to each track, discovering the run from the classic masterpiece works. I do not at all saying that it all sounds very good. My favorite is the nine-"DS: Shizophrenia" which nicely sums up everything that contains "Faces Of Insanity". If you are looking for quality depressive black metal album, stop looking and keep on this issue, it is worth all the money for. Rating: 8/10

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Atmospheric Black Metal/Post-rock