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.