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mask_of_the_slave
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:14 pm 
 

SM-024 BLAZE OF SORROW - "Echi" CD 2012

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Italian black metallers Blaze Of Sorrow signed a 2 albums contract deal with Sun & Moon Records! The first album from our pact will be out in October!

The new revelation of Italian Black Metal scene: Blaze Of Sorrow! Echi is the third album in the band's existence.
Expect stylish Italian Nostalgic Black Metal. A must release for the Italian Black Metal lovers who are into late Spite Extreme Wing. CD came out in normal jewel case with 12 pages booklet.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blaze-Of- ... 2405167945

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:18 am 
 

http://soundcloud.com/blaze-of-sorrow/6-echi

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:46 pm 
 

out today & available for order!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:14 pm 
 

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:56 am 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IXEd1wzQ64&feature=youtu.be

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:12 pm 
 

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mask_of_the_slave
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:25 am 
 

Fantastic new review for BLAZE OF SORROW - Echi.
92 / 100 in Infernal Masquarade (USA)

"Overall, “Echi” is one of those releases that you can’t miss if you like Melancholic music with a heavier Black Metal side and tons of more different influences. Blaze of Sorrow is a very talented ‘two’ man band and really shows what they are doing in terms of creating music that moves you and transmit emotions. If you are a fan of Alcest, An Autumn For Crippled Children, etc., you will love this killer release."

http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=re ... -echi-2012

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:43 am 
 

http://www.rockandmetalinmyblood.com/re ... 8.facebook

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:42 pm 
 

9.5 / 10 in Feedback Metal:
http://feedbackmetal.com/2012/12/20/bla ... rrow-echi/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:24 am 
 

80/100:

http://www.metalwave.it/viewrece.php?id=4524

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:20 am 
 

4/5 in:
http://www.psychozine.eu/en/modules.php ... ent&id=185

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:59 am 
 

full album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mge4kzyHjOk

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:47 am 
 

new review:

http://hypnoswebzine.altervista.org/bla ... orrow-echi

nr 8 Top 10 albums of 2012:

http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=00 ... lbums-2012

nr 6 on Top 10 genre-bending Black Metal releases

http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=00 ... l-releases

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:08 pm 
 

http://christianmontagna.blogspot.it/20 ... -2012.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:38 am 
 

top of 2012 by Chris C from The Metal Observer, nr. 10 Blaze of Sorrow – Echi!
http://www.metal-observer.com/articles. ... 8&id=19662

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:08 pm 
 

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:06 am 
 

http://aristocraziawebzine.blogspot.it/ ... -echi.html

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:48 pm 
 

"I also admire the album cover and the fact that the red and blue colors are continued throughout the booklet and the nature photos within. I'm not sure if nature is a theme discussed through their lyrics, but the bands appreciation is evident through their imagery, and as such this really is a fantastic release to experience while under snowy or autumn conditions.

This being my first taste of Blaze of Sorrow I can only conclude that I am pleased with 'Echi' greatly. The mixture of dissonance with melody and emotion is agreeable and genuine, totally solidifying myself as a new fan of their music. "
http://lunarhypnosis.blogspot.ro/2013/0 ... -2012.html

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:09 am 
 

new review for Italian speaking motherfuckers, 5/5:
http://www.heavy-metal.it/blaze-of-sorrow-echi/

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:23 am 
 

http://kulturterrorismus.de/rezensionen ... -echi.html

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:24 am 
 

Blaze of Sorrow - Echi review from the legendary aQuarius recOrds shop by Andy:

"We had never heard this Italian black metal band before, but based on the first few minutes of opener "All'ignato" we were expecting this to be a sort of Alcest / Amesoeurs kind of thing, indie jangle and minor key melancholia wreathed in back buzz, and hell, we're all for that, and when the heavy guitars kick in on that first track, we're in heaven, chugging, soaring, blissed out buzz, the melodies mournful, the vibe darkly depressive, the sound like a way heavier Katatonia, all that was left was to hear the vocals, and we were most definitely expecting a sort of deep dramatic croon, but these guys had other ideas, suddenly exploding into some epic, furious, blasting black buzz, frenzied and frantic, insectoid riffing over insane drumming, but that mournful minor key vibe dragged along for the ride, the combo super potent, hellish and heavy, grim and black, but still majestic and epic and emotional. The vocals a gruff demonic bellow, the overall effect classic second wave black metal, the production thick and bombastic, the arrangements almost symphonic, a bit proggy, with the songs slipping from classic metal gallop, to lumbering almost-doom, to fierce lightning speed blasts and back again.
All the songs here are super varied, mixing a dark melodicism, with some serious grim black energy, the occasional keyboard adding dramatic chordal swirls, drifting beneath acoustic guitars, folky interludes giving way to pounding dirge-y buzzing melancholia, in turn giving way to spaced out loping clean guitar post metal meander, all chiming melodies, and woozy basslines, but the sound always seems to return to some variation of a furious blast black buzz, the band striking a delicate balance between its two sonic sides, ending up with a pretty potent combo, one that is definitely black and buzzy enough for the grim hordes, but with just enough melody and emotion to keep it from being just another cookie cutter black metal record. And we find ourselves digging it more and more with every listen."

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:52 am 
 

A NEW REVIEW FROM ROMANIA: 9\10!
"The atmosphere is key on „Echi”. Since track one, we are induced in a melancholic but almost a way epic trance that continues vigorously until the last seconds..."
http://metale-ntunecate.blogspot.ro/201 ... l?spref=fb

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:49 pm 
 

10/10
in romanian metalfan:

http://www.metalfan.ro/album/echi-4073.html

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:41 am 
 

A fresh and great review of BLAZE OF SORROR - "Echi" from German zine Evilized.de

""Substantially more mature sounds than its predecessor,
with a clearly optimized sound.
Beautiful acoustic passages and cool riffs with plentful of varioation.
In certain way BLAZE OF SORROW little reminds me of DRUDKH and of other
Eastern colleagues MGŁA or FURIA due to the epic character.
Lyric poetry spoken in their native language contributes their portion to the charm of the album."

http://www.evilized.de/2010/rezensionen ... orrow-echi

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:53 am 
 

Band: BLAZE OF SORROW
Country: Italy
Title: Echi
Label: Sun & Moon Records
Year: 2012
Style: Atmospheric Black Metal

Review:
Enchanting, here's a word that could describe the new Blaze of Sorrow album; I've started reviewing it a handful of times and always ended up playing it over and over again and forgetting about the review. Well, in my books that's a well done album, and to be honest I'm also very proud it was released by a Romanian label. Echi basically continues the work started with Eterno Tramonto, so if you liked the 2011 album you'll definitely love this new one, there's much more melody, more acoustic passages, and the Black Metal parts this time seem to have even more feelings. For the ones of you who don't know this band yet I'd say it's a classy combination of fast yet melodic Black Metal with acoustic passages and plenty of rich atmospheres but at the same time keeping it somehow simple and dry, without using synthetic effects. A must have album!
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 10/10

http://pestwebzine.com/index/january_2014/0-821

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