|Review: Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom|
Label: Aesthetics of Devastation
Year released: 2015
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: March 1, 2016
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)
This is the second disc of noisy, ambitious Black Metal from this Russian band. With the dense lyrics and more poetic song titles, this is obviously a band influenced by more intellectual acts like Nightbringer or Deathspell Omega. This album kicks off well with a well-produced, heavy guitar sound and a lot of aggression. The sound is heavy and grabs your attention, the problem is the songs have almost no dramatic build or emotional through-line, so they just kind of hack away until they are over. Variations in sound never resolve into variations in tension, and as a result the whole thing remains kind of at a remove, and does not carry you away.
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