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Faces of Insanity

by Epitimia

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Thoth’s Girl
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Thoth’s Girl I thought it was really great ! It captured my attention and I know I’ll listen to it many times. Thank you Epitimia ❤️
Jim Panse
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Jim Panse The voice is sometimes not my cup of tea (eg at the end of DS - Shizophrenia). Besides that, especially regarding the guitars, its a nice black metal album with some post-rock influences Favorite track: Epikrisis III - Megalomania.
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Cheveu Miracle (atmo black post-rock / 2012 / RUS. // )
Metallurgical Fire
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Metallurgical Fire I really appreciate the Russian take on metal. It is often unique amongst other approaches, with distinctive guitar work. This album is not perfect but I like the energy and riffs. It’s definitely grown on me with each listen. Favorite track: DS - Shizophrenia.
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kwb560 This album pulled me in within the first couple minutes. I could not hit pause or stop. It’s hard to describe a specific reason or a particular song. The record as a whole just attracted me, and didn’t let go until it was over.
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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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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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