Review from Alternativ-Musik

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 4, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Alternativ-Musik
Published: July 29, 2012
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*Google translation of German review

 As last year, conceptual horizon of Ekove Efrits appeared, it was a remarkable album: not only because the project came from Iran, where metal is not really seen you. Musically, it had to offer. With Mourners portraits is now published another work, with a different name, but as for Ekove Efrits for Silent Path Saman N. responsible. Musically there are some parallels to Ekove Efrits: doomy guitars meet ambient piano sounds or passages, or are available only for itself and form dark walls. Dark is also a good word, because Silent Path is far darker and more hopeless than you would expect from Ekove Efrits is, however, in some respects even more experimental. 

As is usual for the genre, there are distorted guitars in the upper frequency range, the riffs are tough draw to himself and brings the drums and never more purely dynamic. The singing is sometimes clear, sometimes raspy, distorted. Experimentally, the album but with some very abstruse language samples. The last song Unwritten Story , for example, the Jingle Bells tune-processed without it seems silly, in Epic Suicide , the English radio announcement of Hitler's death. In Filth of Mankind a propaganda speech is heard. Otherwise, there is still rain samples and much else that makes for an ominous atmosphere. 

Reinvent the wheel in the genre, is very difficult. Even Silent Path invents nothing fundamental new. It shows that one has the sense of atmosphere and timing, thus showing how good depressive black metal should sound like. 

Reviewed by: Tristan Osterfeld 

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: silent path mourner portraits ekove efrits inner trip saman nu depressive black metal funeral doom iran tehran iranian 


Released: July 21, 2012
500 Copies
Depressive Black Metal/Funeral Doom