Review from Pest Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, December 22, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Pest Webzine/Slowly We Rot Issue 3
Published: December 20, 2012
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I remember 2 years ago I have reviewed Epitimia's debut album but this is already their third full-length so the Russian trio seems pretty productive. And luckily enough in their case productive doesn't mean lack of quality, in fact this third album is much better than their debut, they have developed from a Depressive Black Metal with good potential to an almost mature Ambient Black Metal outfit with solid compositions. "Faces of Insanity"s main achievement in my opinion is the flow; the album flows so naturally you don't even notice when you reach its end, and we're talking about a more than 50 minutes in length album. After a couple of spins I can say they now have the potential to develop their music on Epic Black Metal grounds which would actually suit them well even though I don't understand their Russian written lyrics. Regarding sound, I'm not satisfied about the drums sound, but at least they are real drums; other than that it's a well recorded material, you won't have problems with it. All in all Epitimia shows real progress and this album will make your day if you're into Ambient, Melodic, Depressive, Epic or such types of Black Metal. 

Rating: 9/10
Reviewed by: Adrian


In : Album Reviews 

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


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