Sunday, November 18, 2012

Frozen Ocean - And Hoarfrost Blooms Henceforth

                                Cold, Depressing & pain exhuming : 80%

Well, Frozen ocean are quite perceivably underrated in the Depressive genre and this is not suprising as they are highly Avante garde material and their one track full length albums and EP's are a testimony to that.
They are poorly publicised as well considering the fact  they dont have an online presence and networking.

Coming back to "And Hoarfrost Blooms Henceforth"  - This album always keeps you on the edge if u leave out the initial melody which by the way is outstanding.  Its starts off in a lone tone which instantly renders you isolated in the middle of nowhere.
But in a few seconds its transports into a fast paced mid-riff classic black metal bass and drums.
The next 20 mins will leave you no space to breathe and although being monotonous at times still manages to impress.
The vocals are precise and suits the mood and ambience of the song.
The constant riffs and percussion (Water cup effect)   gave a feeling of constant pain & depression but gets annoying after a few minutes as it lacks diversity for a 22 min track.

I give this 8/10 as it is not a perfect album but a definitive one and should be given a chance.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Silencer - Death Pierce Me



 This album has it all that's needed to bring a human down.

 i know the mixed reviews about the vocals but instead of going with the standard "growls and screeches" which might turn out to be mediocre in many cases, this artist has blended a masterpiece with his unique shrieks thereby making this album stand out.

The element of ambiance is quite distinctive and at the same time threatening & intimidating as you are always bombed with sudden depression.

Best track : Sterile Nails and Thunderbowels

The tempo of this song is as no other on the album. It feels as if you are on a dark journey with brief moments of introspection and grief. You never want this song to end but it does very abruptly yet beautifully.

Just splendid \m/

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Old Forest - Death in the Cemetary

Band : Old Forest
Album : Into The Old Forest
Song : Death in the Cemetary :
A landscape of tombs,
bearing forests and caves.

Damp is the soil in this silent place,
as I come closer graves appear from the fog.
Black clouds hide away the sun,
the wind sends chill and the moon appears.

Far off, in the distance,
I hear wolves baying.
Creatures of the night,
that smell my blood.

The screaming gets louder,
and I see their eyes.

I run to my grave !!!