This is a review of another recording from Wild's Reprisal which continues their atmospheric approach to cascadian black metal while also adding in new elements with the album being self released in 2013 and called "Defiance Enthroned".
"Ethics Of Respect For Nature" starts off with some primitive and atmospheric black metal guitar riffing and drums along with some melody and after awhile grim sounding screams make their way into the song and as the song moves on it switch's back and forth between mid paced and fast parts along with some distorted bass in the background as well as mixing a variety of different riffing style's in the guitar riffing and after a few minutes the song gets slow and leads to some cello playing and sounds of nature.
"Forever Wild" starts off with nature sounds and clean singing female vocals before the guitar riffing and drums kick in setting up the mood for the screams and after a few minutes the music goes into a more atmospheric black metal direction along with a variety of different styles of guitar riffs along with some post rock melodies and the song also stays in a slow or mid paced direction for awhile before reverting back to nature sounds and female vocals before return with the heavier parts but closes with the melodic vocals.
"The Broken Circle" starts off with nature sounds before the heavy guitar riffing, drums and high pitched screams kick in and the song stays mostly in a slower direction while also changing the riffing around a bit and staying more in an atmospheric, post cascadian black metal direction as well as mixing in mid paced sections at times and after 6 minutes you can hear a brief use of nature noises.
"A Few Too Many" starts off with some acoustic guitar playing which utilizes feel chords which also leads to some cello playing along with atmospheric synths. and after a few minutes there are some spoken word parts being used for a few seconds which leads to the heavy guitars, drums and vocals making their presence known and taking the song into a more atmospheric black metal direction and around the 7 minute mark powerful bass playing kicks in with the music going in a darker direction with changes in the riffing aw well as mixing in some dark sounding melodies and the song closes with the cellos and synths.
"Industrial Society And It's Future" starts off with nature sounds before going into some folk music style acoustic guitars which utilize alot of chords and after awhile the music gets more distorted sounding and high pitched black metal screams kick in while also retaining the folk elements and adding in finger picking and after a few minutes semi distorted power chords make their known presence known for awhile before switching back and forth between the soft and semi heavy parts as well as mixing in black metal with the riffing and making the music slightly heavier staying in that direction for a few minutes until spoken word parts make their way in and talk about ecology issues before returning back to the music and vocals which also close the song.
"A Manifesto For Earth" starts off with nature sounds which in return leads to some depressing keyboards playing along with some cellos and after a couple of minutes slow and heavy guitar riffs, drums and post rock melodies kick in while also keeping the other instruments around which also in return leads to grim sounding screams making their presence known and after a few minutes distorted points come in which also lead to the song going into a more mid paced and primitive black metal direction and after awhile the song returns back to the soft origins of the track and ends that way.
Lyrics cover Ecology and philosophical views, while the production has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Wild's Reprisal and if you are a fan of atmospheric cascadian black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ethics Of Respect For Nature" and "Industrial Society And It's Future". RECOMMENDED BUY.