MY SILENT WAKE - IV ET LUX PERPETUA
Metal To Infinity
This is the fourth album of this British
Metal band. This is the first time I receive an album of them but it seems
former members of Seventh Angel (UK) and Ashen Mortality are making part of My
Silent Wake. The front cover is pretty remarkable but I shouldn’t be that
surprised about it when I read Rex Zachary is responsible for it. This guy
worked with for example Opeth before and I really likes his works.
This kind of music isn’t meant for
everyone’s ears and I suppose only well trained Doom Metal fanatics will be
interested. First of all you have to like Doom metal, second you have to like
unclear vocals. Nevertheless My Silent Wake knows how to put a dark atmosphere
into their music. Musical wise this band flirts with traditional Doom Metal
bands but the grunt vocals makes me label them more in the Death Metal scène.
At some points in this release Death was even crossing my mind. "Journey's
end", the last song of this record is totally different and delivers clear
vocals. This is a track that asks time because it is so very different but at
least it shows another face of the band... The further you go into this song,
the more you will adore it!
My Silent Wake delivers a good album and every single
track has it’s own specific points. My Silent Wake doesn’t hold back to put
Progressive elements into their music too. It makes this release varied enough
for the listener but it also means you need to take your time for it. The silent
and calm intermezzo’s don’t miss their effect on me. Fans of a mixture
between Opeth, Death, My Dying bride, Candlemass and Black Sabbath must give
this band an honest chance. Check http://www.mysilentwake.co.uk.
My Points: 76 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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