This time we head into the Finnish woods again for some experimental black metal!
This two-member band showed up with their debut release the album "I" in 2016 so it is a young band in this regard but it feels like they are not exactly new musical composers...
Even if like the drums are clearly programmed it does not take away from the overall experience, the different use of keyboard sounds is interesting and works well without becoming something overbearing. The ultra raw vocals are great and clashes nicely with the production, also aggressive and calm passages is intertwined good and gives the 45 minutes album the twists and hooks it needs to work all the way.
Bleak and harsh, good stuff!
1. Grandeur of Gold 02:40
2. Emptiness & Loss 05:55
3. Astuminen ikuisuuteen 04:23
4. Thorn's Embrace 05:14 instrumental
5. Abysmal 05:31
6. Inner Self Torn 06:50
7. Dragon Spawn 02:02
8. Skyline, Red like Blood 04:55
9. Rememberance of Dark Past 05:03
10. Keskiyön aurinko 02:57 instrumental
This was my introduction to the band and i ceternly did not hesitate to throw in the the second tape namely the Ep "Kuroitus mielen totaaliin"!
As it is an Ep its shorter (duh!) its easier to digest but dont leave as much of a mark as the album.
I like it but i think the album is more unique.
1. Totaali 04:14 (written by Warmaster...the Satanic one???)
2. Tuntematta 03:12
3. Totuuden silmä on auennut 04:02
4. Löytämättä 04:30
5. Ikuinen pimeä 02:57
6. Elämän harha 03:44
7. Fire & Blood (Countess cover) 04:18
There is one more Ep released after this that i have not heard so that one will be interesting to hear how they evolve or devolve.
All in all i think Oppressive Melancholy is an interesting and strong band that i feel we will see more of in the future...or will they go up in smoke?
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