Review from Lords of Metal Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 4, 2012 Under: Album Reviews
From: Lords of Metal Webzine
Published: September 1, 2012
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From Iran and the man behind Ekove Efrits comes another project called Silent Path and it’s first album called ‘Mourner Portraits’. Silent Path is depressive black metal, very depressive indeed. Slow dirge-like songs that invoke feelings of melancholy, oppression and desperation very effectively is what we get. Powerful, but simple riffs combined with effective and unobtrusive background synths easily establish this atmosphere often lacking in depth when other acts try it. Silent Path seems to pull it off quite effortlessly. ‘Filosofem’ seems like power metal when compared to ‘Mourner Portraits’. I’m exaggerating of course, but still this is quite extremely sorrowful. Silent Path even turns the main theme of the song ‘Jingle Bells’ (I’m not kidding here, it is really there!) into something truly eerie and bleak. Absolutely interesting and of high-quality, but please do not listen to this when you’re not feeling well, you might harm yourself… 

Rating: 81/100 

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