Monday, October 14, 2013

Book Of Sand/The Face Of Waters/Antithetic Records/2011 Full Length Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Book Of  Sand  with  the  musical  style  being  experimental,  avant  garde  black  metal  with  the  album  being  called  "The  Face  Of  Waters" and  released  by  Antithetic  Records  during  the  year  of  2011.

  "The  Face Of  The  Waters"  begins  with  some soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  which  utilize  finger  picking  and  then  the  heavy  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  start  kicking  in  while  also  keeping  around  the  acoustic  guitars and  after  awhile  some  violins  make  their  presence  known  in  the  song.

  'The  Waters Above  And  Below"  begins  with  some  acoustic  guitars  and  drums  along with  some  distorted  parts  in  the  background  which  also  leads  up to  some  avant  garde  sounding  classical  violins  and  after  awhile  some  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  make  their  presence  known  in  the  song  along  with  some  primitive  guitar  riffs  being in  the  background.

  "Falling  Through  The  Firmament" begins with  some  depressive  black  metal  screams  before  the  drums,  acoustic  and  electric  guitars  kick  in  along  with  some  violins  and  saxophones  as  well  as  some  dark  and  melodic  guitar  riffing.

  "Be  Fruitful  And  Multiply"  begins  with  some  acoustic  guitars  before the  grim  sounding  screams,  drums  and  saxophones  start  kicking  in  and  you  can  hear  some  distorted  guitars  in  the  background  of  the  song.

  "The Oldest  Master"  begins  with  some  violins,  bass  guitars  and  drum   beats  as  well  as  some  orchestra  elements  being  utilized  and  a  minute  alter  some  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  start  making  their  presence  known  in  the  song.

  "Intelude"  begins  with  some  avant  garde  sounding  pianos  along  with  some  sound  effects in  the  background  and  serves  as  an intro  for the  nest  song.

 "The Gates Of  Heaven"  begins with  some  acoustic  guitar  playing  along with  some  melodic  clean  singing  vocals  being  utilized  a  few  seconds  later  and  halfway  through  the  song  guitar  leads  are added  in.

  Song  lyrics  cover  Old  Testament  themes  from  an Atheist  point  of  view,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark, raw  and  primitive  sound  to it.

  In  my  opinion  this  another  great sounding  recording from Book Of  Sand  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  avant  garde, experimental  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Face Of  The  Waters"  "Be  Fruitful  And  Multiply"  and  "The Gates Of  Heaven".  RECOMMENDED  BUY. 

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