Review from Metal Maniacs Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Under: Album Reviews
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. The band has released two full-length albums, one in 2010 titled “Black Seasons” and the sophomore “Delicate Poison” now in 2014.

The album, as I’ve mentioned before, features several influences and genres, including some shoegaze in addition to the ones I’ve already cited, and, in my humble opinion, it turns the album into a rich musical pilgrimage in a captivating landscape created by In My Shiver. The duality of black metal and its aggressiveness and piercing mood and the post-metal/ depressive rock alluring almost tranquil and almost fragile-like atmosphere is the highlight of “Delicate Poison”. It is very well-balanced and would please fans of both styles. I personally would enjoy the album just a bit, tiny more if there was more experimentation, but, other than that, I have nothing but praise for this release.

Obviously “Delicate Poison” has a melancholic and gloomy feeling, almost claustrophobic, with clean, almost Gothic vocals as well as Black Metal shrieks, which are almost calming, weird, isn’t it, the extreme vocals sound a bit relaxing to my ears. The guitars sound very atmospheric and the whole production is much more than satisfying. This album is indeed a very emotional one, as they should be when it comes to this “musical style”, but it’s not something easy to be created and these Italians managed to do this with immense refinement.

So, if you enjoyed the band’s music on Bandcamp, I kindly ask you to do what is in your hands, what is possible for you to do. And I wish that the band will release more and more music in the years to come.

Rating: 9.2/10

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