Sunday, May 11, 2014

Abandoned By Light/On Broken And Rotted Dreams, Suicide Took Flight/Senseless Life Records/2014 Full Length Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from   Abandoned  By  Light   which  continues  his  raw  approach  to  depressive  black  metal  with  the  album  being  released  by  Senseless  Life  Records  in  the  year  of  2014  and  called  "On Broken And Rotted Dreams, Suicide Took Flight".

  Thunder  and  rain  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  suicide  and  depressive  cries  and  screams  and  after  the  intro  clean  playing  starts  to  become  a  powerful  presence  on  the  recording  as  well  as  some  slow,  dark  and  heavy  riffing  which  also  leads  up  to  some  grim  screams  and  a  more  depressive  black  metal  direction.

  Melodies  on  the  album  have  a  very  distorted  and  sloppy  sounding  feeling  to  them  which  are  also  close  to  doom  metal  at times  and  as  time  goes  on  the  guitars  start  having  a  more  upbeat  sound  to  them  and  the  music  starts  to  have  a  more  raw  feeling  when  fast  parts  start  making  their  way  into  the  tracks  along  with  a  small  amount  of  death  metal  growls.

  A  good  portion  of  the  songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  while  the  music  does  not  have  a  great  amount  of  talent  there  still  is  a  good  amount  of  diversity  presented  on  the  album  along  with  a  small  amount  of  dark  ambient  sounds  when  synths  are  utilized  and  there  are  also  some  hateful,  violent  and  depressive spoken  word  samples  on  one  of  the  tracks  and  the  last  song  is  a  Nocturnal  Depression  cover  tune.

  This  is  a  very  better  sounding  recording  from  Abandoned  By  Light  while  it  still  has  what  i  would  call  an  amateur  depressive  black  metal  sound,  the  production  is  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  depressive  and  suicidal  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  decent  sounding  album  from  Abandoned  By  Light  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Live.Hate.Die.Repent"  "Frost  At  A  Funeral"  "Life  Is  A  String  Of  Winds"  and  "Misanthropic  Black  Metal  Noise".  7/9  out  of  10.

  

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