The St Petersburg (Russian Federation) quartet who go by the letters – A. (Guitar / Bass). K. (Vocals), M. (Drums / Backing Vocals) and I. (Guitars / Backing Vocals) forming the blackmetal band Epitimia released the EP Нить (Thread) yesterday.
A five track release (available on bandcamp) that fills the room with an otherworldly soundscape of soaring and swooping dark-melodic metal that seems to emerge from a wintry forest as the music, although expansive, feels as though blanketed in studio baffled by the absorbency of snowy drifts.
This is an EP to ingest in full to best immerse in to the ethereal weaves of the roughly fifty one minutes release.
The closing track is the just over eleven and three quarters minutes – Древо (The Tree).
Identitet is the melancholic-weave project of Marin Milardović from Croatia.
It is rarely that a natural bass vocalist raises their head in the world of independent music. When they do, it is something that is to be cherished and in his LP I which came out earlier on in the month Marin uses his voice wisely; as it cloaks the room in resonating vibrations which echo from wall to wall, surrounding the brooding undertow of instrumentation. Whilst instrumentation is far from being incidental as it provides the context, it does seem a distant secondary focus for the listener.
Not material to listen to on an MP3 playback device as the granularity and delicacy of the compositions are lost in audio compression.
From the album (available on bandcamp), by way of an introduction to a vocalist and musician of highest order – Better Than Me.
Once again, the project is so new, I am unable to offer a website or social media page link to discover more.
The Swedish metal band Imminence released an acoustic rock single on the 4th.
Imminence – A Mark On My Soul – artwork
Having played around with melodic structures mixed with thrash metal on the LP I, perhaps an all out acoustic blend of rock is a natural direction to showcase. From the two track single A Mark On My Soul, the title track.