Epitimia (Rus) - Faces of Insanity CD
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 well-written, unique and innovative album which definitely sees a strong progression from past Epitimia albums - To the non-exisiting shades, and Four Truths of the Noble Ones, with the addition of new experimental elements. Throughout the album, the songwriting shows a band with a strong capability for providing heavy doom metal, experimental ambience, Â raw black metal catchiness, and a deep melancholyÂ which plods along with purpose throughout the album's durationÂ added onto by a cacophonous wall of harsh vocals courtesy of vocalist, K. and occasional female vocals from M. Â Overall, this is definitelyÂ 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.