Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review: Veldes' EP "Skyward"

Veldes is a one man band from Slovenia that plays a Atmospheric Black Metal sound. Recently Veldes released a four track EP, called Skyward, and contacted Lachryma Christi for a review.
Lachryma Christi couldn't be more pleased with this request since the sound is great. Really good to hear this band for the first time, even though they had released an album last year already.
Skyward is beautiful. Some of you will probably think that "beautiful" is not a suitable word when it comes to Black Metal, but honestly it suits very well here.
First track is a piano song, really beautiful, leaving goose bumps everywhere. Really melodic and deep.
All tracks are special, following the same line, with some doom parts as well. Melodic, melancholic, introspective, full of good vibes and feelings and also some sadness at parts.
Tilen Šimon is a very good musician and Lachryma Christi can only congratulate him for this amazing work, and hope every and each of you has the chance of getting Skyward, since it is one of the best releases that ever passed through Lachryma Christi. Rok Rupnik also did a great job as guest vocals.
The artwork cover is equally great as you can see below.

Review: Gods of War's EP "Tales From The Dark Lands"

Blackened Death Metal band from Liverpool, UK, Gods of War, released earlier this year a EP called Tales From The Dark Lands.
This EP got to Lachryma Christi recently, sadly, because it is such an amazing work. It is not properly Black Metal but has many influences of it. It is more Death Metal, but is very melodic, with loads of catchy riffs and melodies.
The EP has 4 tracks, all of them really catchy, and once you finish listening to the whole thing you think: oh crap, is it over already?
Something to listen to over and over again.
The band is active since 2008 and their sound is very cohesive, very together, very tuned, very complete and full.
Tales From The Dark Lands is full of very good and vibrant emotions, all good stuff in there. Reminds a bit of some big underground metal bands from the 90's.
The EP is for free download on the band's bandcamp, but they accept donations. In fact, any donations are more than deserved, since the band is really good, and this EP is just awesome.
You can find the four tracks of Tales From The Dark Lands here: