Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Twilight Fauna/The Grotesque Travesty Of Creation/Sylvan Screams Analog/2012 Cassette Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Twilight  Fauna  which  continues  their  atmospheric  approach  to  black  metal  while  also  adding  in  folk  elements  with  the  cassette  being  released  in  2012  by  Sylvan  Screams  Analog  and  called  "The  Grotesque  Travesty  Of   Creation".

    "An  Autumn  Moon"  starts  out  with  some soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  which  utilizes  both  finger  picking  and  full  chords  along  with  percussion  and  after  a  minute  spoken  word  parts  start  kicking  in  which  leads  to  some  slow  black  metal  guitar  riffs  kick  in  with  some  grim  and  depressive  screams  as  well  as  keeping  the  acoustics  around  and  after  a  few  minutes  you  can  hear  some  bass  playing  as well  as  the  spoken  words  returning  before  returning  to  screams    

  "City  Of  Eternal  Ruin"  starts  off  with  nature  sounds  which  leads  to some  melodic  guitar  riffing  which  after  awhile  adds  in  power  chords,  drums  and  depressive  screams  and  after  that  they  get  more  demonic  and  the  song  stays  in  the  same  mode  for  a  long  time  before  getting  slightly  faster  and  bringing  in  a  melodic  lead  which  mixes  with  the  riffing  and  the  song  closes  in  a  softer  direction  with  acoustic  guitars   along  with  some  electric  guitars  and  demonic  voices  as  well  as  nature  sounds.

  "Forgotten  Dusk"  starts  off  with  some  soft  acoustic  guitars  which  utilize  both  finger  picking  and  full  chords  along  with  some  percussion  and  after  awhile  melodic  clean  singing  makes  its  presence  known  and  there  are  no  other  musical  instruments  being  present  with  the  song  being  all  folk music.

  "Unnatural  Transgressions"  starts  off  with  a  brief  spoken  word  part  before  going  into  acoustic  guitar  playing  which  utilizes  both  finger  picking  and  full  chords  along  with  some  percussion  and  after  a  grim  sounding  scream  makes  its  presence  known  electric  guitars  kick  in  with  some  clean  primitive  riffing  and  after  awhile  they  start  mixing  in  melodic  elements  and  returning  spoken  words  towards  the  end.

  "A  Covenant  In  Silence" s tarts  off  with  soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  which  utilizes  both  finger  picking  and  full  chords  which  also  leads  to some  clean  singing  and  there  are  no  other  instruments  present  with  this  song  being  another  folk  piece.

  "A  Dim  Light  In  The  Distance"  starts  off  with  spoken  word  parts  which  leads  to the  acoustic  guitar  playing  along  with  some  percussion  work  and  after  a  minute  distorted  guitar  playing  kicks  in  as  well  as  the  vocals  taking  a  grimmer  direction  while  also  keeping  the  acoustics  in  the  background  and  after  a  few  minutes  it  goes  into a  more  primitive  black  metal  direction  and  towards  the  end  you  can  hear  some  sound  effects  and  noises.

  Song  lyrics  cover  nature  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  raw  and  primitive  sound  with  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion t his  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Twilight  Fauna  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  primitive  black  metal  mixed  with  folk,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "An  Autumn  Moon"  "Forgotten  Dusk"  and  "A  Dim  Light  In  The  Distance".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.   

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