Review: Enchanted ride of disconnected awareness through experiences distant and mystically linked to the core of life in continuity of the self to its becoming, the music grows into dramatic tragedy in which will against the forces of reality results in darkness and a fall of order, to become synthesized into one through natural process as explained by ancient orders once again superseding the knowledge of a "modern" time. Haunting gothic reverberations in vocals ride minimal guitars which tremelo stream a series of tones forming the riffs serving chorus or verse functions, forming a linear encapsulation of sound in texture which supports the permutation of voice.
Like black wings of apostate angels riffs sweep motion of the song into a gradual shifting of melodic potential between points, a fog of distortion melding melody and harmonization into enduring tones capturing space with their presence of motion to filter future sounds through their structure. Inventive and often playful in melody, borrowing scales and notions of harmony from older cultures, these songs each create the basis of a mood in introductory material and then develop it like a cinema noire, with a darkly foregone conclusion played out in anticlimax amid the subsidiary chaos of its genesis. Baroque in anticipation of shadow and time, ritual cadences emerge throughout song tempo fluctuations as inducted accompaniment.
Highlighting passages where transition is the agenda, keyboards accent root notes of themes and provide some counterpoint in structure as guides to the action. Unique to each other and the world, core melodies unify concept with the elemental components of phrasing in rhythm and tonal motion, articulating transferrence in songs poetically distinct in both content and method of immediate theory behind construction. Offerings of beauty and noise embedded within majestic pieces whisk listener focus between reference point configurations and outgrowths of variation to leave a mood of contrast and vast openness in difference and potential, with allure in the ancient power of death and its mages.
Basic in assembly but deft in placement of those simple elements, instrumentals reflect the tone of a piece and are understated, as in the case of percussion which is linear and enforces framing of pace but little else, or the keyboards sometimes performing a purely rhythmic role. Antithetical in its indulgence of morbid black metal culture to its fullest, this band project a world and make it real through intuitive and sensual songwriting; there, an emptiness devours and regurgitates in birth again the infinitessimal conflict between emptiness and life.