Faces of Insanity

by Epitimia

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Katimavik86 There are some great moments, real promise, and compelling sounds but... I'm not sure it takes me anywhere in the end. Perhaps it's the vocals... not sure. It needs another listen for the guitar work (if nothing else). That's the really appealing and impressive part of this work. Favorite track: Reminiscentia.
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Vetrarnótt Adding to the killer cover artwork the band delivers a nice and almost catchy guitar work, always on the melodic and atmospheric side. Both male and female vocals are ok, audible bass is always a must, but the most impressive is really the guitar minor chords and arpeggios, added to the fx used, providing really transcendental moments. Favorite track: Epikrisis III - Megalomania.
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A three-piece atmospheric Black Metal, post-rock band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Epitimia's 'Faces of Insanity' album is the band's third full-length album and the first on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Combining an intriguing blend of atmospheric post-rock,and depressive black metal, this is a truly well-written, unique and innovative album which definitely sees a strong progression from past Epitimia albums. Throughout the album, the songwriting shows a band with a strong capability for providing heavy doom, experimental ambience, raw black metal catchiness, and a deep melancholy which plods along with purpose throughout the album's duration.Overall, this is definitely a powerful and memorable album which should be enjoyed by all those who enjoy experimental, post-rock laden black metal, especially the stuff coming out of the european european and russian scenes lately. The album comes with an 8 page booklet with Russian lyrics.


released July 14, 2012

A. - Music, Guitars, Sound Engineering
K. - Lyrics, Vocals
M. - Female Vocals, Drums


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