Review from Chronicles of Chaos Webzine

October 24, 2014
From: Chronicles of Chaos
Published: October 18, 2014

We usually dig Italian bands; they own a certain irrefutable charm, tagged with a singular sonic aroma indigenous to the boot-shaped country, a land of tumultuous history and mystery galore.
However, In My Shiver are an anomaly; the band offer nothing in terms of the Italian grandeur and sonic depravity we're accustomed to, and while they use a dual approach to their music -- that is to say both harsher black metal tones and more laid back depressive rock maneuvers -- neither is convincing or captivating enough, and when combined, the hybrid adds nothing unique and is devoid of an added value of any kind.

The confused texts, written in somewhat bad English (again, why the hell not in the band's own mother tongue, Italian?!) contribute to the goofiness of the sonic structure and are hard to follow (some will even make you cringe), but the weakest point of the album is the uninspired and lame songwriting and its ultimate execution. Using rehashed ideas and some exceptionally bad song structuring / song aesthetics, the alleged brooding atmosphere the band wanted to create here has missed its mark by miles.

Both black metal and dark rock had never sounded so tedious and powerless, until this album came into being. Some flimsy, superficial musical material is on display here; that kind of music was passable just because of the popularity it had gained in recent years, and the reawakening of the whole depressive / shoegaze / dark rock trend; mix that with some dubious "metal" elements and you've got what is known in 'hipster language' post-black metal.

Not that there's anything wrong with post-black metal per se; genres, styles, scenes, aesthetics and trends are, in themselves, neither a positive nor a negative notion, for the mere act of pigeonholing a band's style has never diminished nor enhanced said band's music. It's the music that does that, never mind the path it choses to tread. Here, on _Delicate Poison_, the music is just not good enough. Doesn't matter where you look and how deep you may want to explore this album (you probably won't be interested in that), all you hear is a musical weakling, devoid of ideas, energy or passion; an emotionless dead horse that will leave you apathetic and empty.

In My Shiver know how to handle their instruments technically, but time and again they miss the target, failing to deliver even a single good track. It's either they don't posses the know-how, or are perfectly oblivious to terms such as atmosphere and emotions in music, both created and emanated, or they were too busy pleasing a wider audience with a musical product that verges on being pop music, and not very good pop music either.

Hypnotic Dirge Records, a label we respect for its hard work, vision and excellent releases, should invest its hard earned cash in other, better, musical ensembles; rumor has it there are plenty of those out there. 

Rating: 2/10
Reviewed by: Chaim Drishner

Review from Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6

September 25, 2014
From: Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6
Published: November 2014

Although In My Shiver present themselves as a DSBM/Depressive Rock band, they do not sound anything like Grey Waters for example. On the internet the band is given the Blackgaze label often, which is more appropriate in my opinion. There’s very little Shoegaze in this album and it has a Black Metal core, but there’s an abundance of Alternative Rock elements as well, such as clean vocals, which remind me of Anath...

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Review from Necromance Webzine

September 25, 2014
From: Necromance Webzine
Published: September 21, 2014
*Google translation of Spanish review

The seal Hyptonic Dirge Records makes us their most recent editions among which is this "Delicate Poison" , 2nd work of Italian IN MY SHIVER , a band that did not know at all but has left a good impression after hearing this album, consisting of 6 songs where the band has created a musical hybrid of black metal depressive and avantgarde more modern cut and where we can hear a good combinatio...

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Review from Metal Maniacs Webzine

August 13, 2014
From: Metal Maniacs Webzine
Published: July 24, 2014

Founded in 2010 in Camerino, Italy, which I had the pleasure to visit (I have a passion for travelling), one beautiful small town where is located a University that was founded in the Middle Ages. One place I recommend you to visit, if you’re around, of course, In My Shiver is a, well, how could I describe the band? There’s no label to describe it. It’s an amalgamation of styles, black metal, post-metal, depressive rock. Th...

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Review from IYE Webzine

July 21, 2014
From: IYE Webzine
Published: July 15, 2014
*Google translation of Italian review

With their second album, the Marches In My Shiver , again, the metal audience with a work not easy decrypt.

Delicate Poison is in fact the ideal title for a job that comes with great aplomb and good fluidity to sound more persuasive, that go to graze the post metal, blast beats to outbursts in which, however, are never an end in themselves, while remaining firmly anchored a melodic structure carrier. 

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Review from Pest Webzine

June 14, 2014
From: Pest Webzine
Published: June 1, 2014

One of the weirdest conbinations of genres I've heard lately... In My Shiver mixes Post-Black Metal with Depressive Rock and the result is quite ok although hard to digest. Traces of Black Metal are few and not so important in the whole, there are only a few hoarse shrieks, a few parts with Black Metal guitar riffs and blastbeats, but that's about it, the rest is pretty far from Black Metal and even from Metal so I don't know what will be ...

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

June 14, 2014
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: May 31, 2014
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*Google translation of Italian review

In My Shiver is a completely new name to the undersigned, as some of you may have already known four years ago, at the time of the debut album "Black Seasons." It is a trio arrived at the Marche second album, now on Hypnotic Dirge Records.

Define a single label music composed by MKh979 (vocals, guitar, drums), Asha (guitar) and Lux ​​Occulta (low) would be an understatement, as well as very d...

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Review from Moonspell Rites Promotion

May 12, 2014
From: Moonspell Rites Promotion
Published: May 10, 2014

However the debut 'Black Seasons'(2010)didn't impress me much,as missing the lack of  diversity in the way the band described their style,as assuming the band noticed this as well.With their 2nd record there is a large differene comparing to the debut,and actually sounds more adult and professional,with the large amount of influences in the record,which makes it a record that actually never really gets bored.With this Hypnotic...

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Review from Lords of Metal Webzine

May 12, 2014
From: Lords of Metal Webzine
Published: May 1, 2014

In My Shiver is an Italian post-black metal group and this Delicate Poison is their second album to date. The band seems to have a bleak outlook on life, as the music they play always contains a certain melancholy and sombre atmosphere. Stylistically they incorporate many shoegaze elements into a foundation of black metal. The black metal part of this release is reminiscent of bands like Lantlos, Alcest, and Katatonia. Often the v...

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Review from ZWare Metalen Webzine

April 24, 2014
From: ZWare Metalen Webzine
Published: April 22, 2014
*Google translation of Dutch review

Comes from Italy In My Shiver, a trio that debuted in 2010 with the disc titled Black Seasons which was limited to the market via a Korean label. Early this year, the sequel came out, presented as experimental shoegaze black metal.

The black metal is fairly fundamental to the base of Delicate Poison . Sometimes messy sounding, yet often propelled by old-fashioned black metal rhythms, especially ...

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 Released: January 17, 2014
500 Copies
Black Metal/ Depressive Rock/ Shoegaze