Poland's 1 man band Crown Of Twilight returns with a new album which continues his instrumental black metal sound while also adding in doomy soundscapes, as well as going into a more experimental, primitive and inhuman direction this time around and this is a review of his self released 2014 album "Cold Late Winter".
A very slow and dark sound bordering on drone starts off the album as well as having a doom metal feeling and the music sticks to a slow repetitive riff through the beginning of the first song and the following track starts off in the same direction and the music also starts getting a bit more atmospheric.
There are no fast parts being utilized on the album with the music going for a more blackened doom/drone sound on the first 3 tracks while still being in an instrumental direction and most of the songs are very long and epic in length and remain in a slow direction from beginning to end of the album and once the recording goes into the 4th track the music starts going for a more fast and raw black metal sound along with some blast beats and atmospheric ambient soundscapes as well as bring in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they close the recordign with a more clam and atmospheric sounding ambient track.
Crown Of Twilight show off 3 different musical styles on this album with the first half being more in the drone/doom metal direction and closing the album with 1 raw black metal track and an ambient song and remaining in an instrumental direction that where presented on the first 2 recordings and the production has a very dark and raw sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Crown of Twilight and if you are a fan of drone, ambient and atmospheric instrumental black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ial" and "Somnium I: Cold Wind From The North". 8 out of 10.