Review from Pitchline Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 11, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: Pitchline Zine
Published: April 11, 2013
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*Google translation of Spanish review

The adventures of this trio russian dating back to 2008, the year from which epitimia has continued to edit and publish new material, made ​​the other, has been pass bill. With three studio albums as relevant material, is with the latter, especially, with whom the band has fallen squarely on the topics and even in the field of emulation. While not a bad album, 'Faces of Insanity' did not get my attention beyond establishing a search to find similarities with artists possessing most notorious works to his credit, that is, is not noticeable on merit. In this paper highlights a number of compositions encompassed under a common conceptual thread and a term: "Epikrisis". Different accumulation of influences can be found in them, from part-time cadences concerning the lineage more atmospheric black metal, similar to the style of Forgotten Tomb, combined with colder tears and strident very punctual and timidly melodies are seduced by nearby corals the field in addition to uncheck gothic with a nod to the Post-Punk. Likewise there is a slope more 'painful' compositional character oriented bands like Xasthur Hypothermia or clear references to the form of vocal expression of Kim Carlsson, without forgetting the reminiscences to Agalloch settled down at the end of the album. To give a recognition to the hard point, mention the modest "Epikrisis V: Rorschach Inkblot", but strong and vehement typical for what is the overall evaluation of LP. aside the pretentious attitude that accompanies the album promotion, ensuring that we have a definitive piece and innovative musical progression epitimia and issuing a verdict on this too unfair 'Faces of Insanity ", I will conclude by saying that despite the constant absence of hook and high doses of drowsiness that run parallel to the music, is a work rooted in fierce Black Metal depressive and although unoriginal, focussed, therefore, very well to the particular style. To taste the colors clear, but a boat soon, can get a taste of that to which it adhere.

 Reviewed by: Irrational Gaze 

In : Album Reviews 

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


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