Review from Miasma Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 16, 2014 Under: Album Reviews
From: Miasma Magazine
Published: May 16, 2014
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*Google translation of Finnish review

Regeneration and testing of the boundaries is generally a good thing, but not necessarily always right. I have to say that I did not like at first glance would've identified Epitemian new album and double disc (Un) Reality, the same band of the Gringos than a few years ago a pretty good Faces of insanity, although it does of course also have the same elements. Unfortunately, the change has not been very successful at this time. Experimental nature of the album is a little too much for my taste, and it encompasses all genres ever more heavily than on the previous album. Now the genres represented, inter alia, from jazz to black metal as well as loads of elements (such as the song Illusion IV - Reflectionin säksätykset and others) and the ambient. The combinations are not always very well merged.

Almost two-hour disc can hold a lot of content, but because of good material on the disc is not anywhere near as much, it would certainly have been reduced to the material and leave the junk out of the weather. Sound World on behalf of the plate also seems a little too neat and banal. Guitars could have been cut and tear up a little more, and sounds raaemmalta. In the previous disk to convince the insane screaming vocals are also, unfortunately, been lost somewhere and now there is only a uniform thickness ärjyntää.

After a long duration, the disc seems disappointingly dull and feel compared to the previous disc, the compositions have taken a step backwards, and not so catchy melodies is also not seen as the Faces of insanity was. Some good moments, and of course, there are songs on the album, such as Illusion II - Oath, but there are a whole given far too little. Yes its board will hear that the band is left to pick up plenty of different musical experience compared to the previous release, but in this case I think we are really gone into the forest. Unfortunately.

Rating: 5/10
Reviewed by: Alex Vaittinen

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: epitimia (un)reality experimental black metal progressive post-black metal post-rock blackgaze atmospheric black metal 


 Released: February 15, 2014
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Genre: Experimental Black Metal, Post-Metal