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Review: Plague Weaver - Through the Sulphur Eyes
Plague Weaver
Through the Sulphur Eyes

Label: Independent
Year released: 2020
Duration: 23:35
Tracks: 5
Genre: Doom/Black

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: March 6, 2021
Reviewed by: Mjölnir
Readers Rating
Through the Sulphur Eyes

Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (6 Votes)

I was thoroughly impressed with Plague Weaver's full-length Ascendant Blasphemy, and that led me to giving their prior EP a listen. Unsurprisingly, this is a less refined version of the sound they would perfect on the debut, with all the elements being present but not yet fully realized. The production goes for murky and ends up being a bit too fuzzy, the songwriting is more disjointed and doesn't build tension or evoke dread as much as it wants to, some of the riffs are jangly and agitating, and the dual vocal style, while perfectly executed, isn't mixed quite right, with one style dominating over the other instead of both being perfectly audible while slightly out of sync, which ends up being pretty distracting. Still, many of the melodies on here are actually on par with their most recent work, and while it's not as encompassing as it would be, the atmosphere is still plenty acrid and foreboding, all of which showed plenty of the promise that the band would go on to fulfill. If you're new to the band, you're better off starting with Ascendant Blasphemy, but if you like that, you'll like this too.

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