Subterranean Birthright - Ostracism
Right in front a whole EP by Subterranean Birthright.
I think it also works better as a unit, so I won't do an song by song review.
I really like the guitar tone, it matches the slow and atmospheric parts as well as the fast and sometimes chaotic seeming Parts.
All the songs combine the totally destructive and nearly nihilistic mood which are punctuate by the evil lurking Vocals.
The overall sound is well produced but raw at the same time, so very appealing for my Black Metal needs.
Something you can definitely enjoy
MourningPyre - Death is not the End
A nice Orchestral Introduction leads us into some nice and melodic riffs. Overall its a bit too much of Orchestral Goodness, but yeah, thats only my taste. Nothing you should be concerned about.
The song is without vocals, but I really don't mind it, its so melodic that it can stand for itself and I think its written with this in mind that there willne no vocals.
The overall sound is very polished and good produced, too good for some Black Metal purists, but there are also lots of people who like that stuff, so give ita shot and decide for yourself.
Vesheljinn - Untitled
Woooooh.. after that polished production this one sounds unfinished at first glance, but it's really not.
The Drums sounds a bit to robotic for my taste but yeah, you can argue about that. The guitar sound is raw but absolute good sounding, everything done right here. The solo is kinda neat. I like stuff like that. But the song really lack some vocalwork which is a pity.
The atmosphere created is definitely very good and catches me everytime.
Historian - Alexandria
Another Orchestral Introduction but this time total different with a nice Choral Style.
The riffing is very good and melodic and the vocals very grim and fitting. Sounds like a good modern attempt of Melodic Black Metal.
Again very polished and good produced, but it just fits. The guitar is the main lead instrument and not any orchestral noodling which is a big plus point.
Perdu en soi - gallows caress/Cries of Wolves/Eternal Winter
And again a difference like day and night with the last song because it gets a bit more lofi again.
The guitar tone is quite nice, but the drums destroy every atmosphere that they try to build up. It's just to static and robotic to be pleasant. The cymbals are penetrating my ears so much, it gets dull very fast. Which is a pity, because I like a lot of the guitar work. On the last song the guitars are much louder and you hear it "crack" very often. Thats nothing I want to hear on a recording, lofi or not.
PureNegativism - xenolalia
Wow.. THAT is lofi. Takes me right back to the ninties.
You can't deny that this is creating some atmosphere.. but yeah, a bit to much lofi for my taste. Sorry!
The vocals seem quite cool, finally some vocals again.
If you are into a lot of lofi stuff, go check it out.
Nostril Caverns - Tragic Immoral Illusions
Now with 6 Tracks this is nearly a full length album.
It has definitely a more chaotic feel to it. I like the guitar work very much, it sounds very haunted. But also I am no fan of the snare especially in the fast and chaotic parts. But after I listen to it some more its not that bad.. maybe I just need to get used to it a bit.
What bothers me a bit is that the vocals sound a bit thin.. like an "evil" whisper. Maybe it is wanted.. but not my taste.
The production is solid, sometimes the guitars sounds a bit harsh, nothing too bad.
But the songs are definitly good, I think I need to give it some more runs to fully appreciate it.
Thanks for your kind words!
I think that the other songs of the EP will be as good or even better as this one.
Just some more vocal duties to do.. Good feedback gives best motivation.
I will tell you when its finished