This is the final review of a recording from Whispering Shadows which continues his mixture of depressive black metal, funeral doom and dark ambient as well as bringing back the vocals this time around with the ep being released by Cvlminis and called "Compendium of Sorrow".
Dark ambient synths and drones start off the demo along with some avant garde and experimental elements and after a couple of minutes bass guitars, melodic leads and deep grim black metal vocals start to become a part of the music along with some high pitched screams and you can also hear some melodic clean singing vocals being utilized in the background at times.
As the demo progresses the music starts bringing in a mixture of both ambient and heavy parts as well as all 4 of the songs being very long and epic in length and on the second song the funeral doom metal aspects of the music make a very strong presence throughout the track while also retaining a depressive black metal atmosphere.
All 4 of the songs have a very different sound to them while also having a perfect balance between darkness, heaviness and ambience as well a s remaining true to his musical vision and the last track is all instrumental and displays a good amount of variety as well as being a re-working of a single he released a few months back.
Whispering Shadows re-works a couple of tracks from previous releases as well as adding in 2 new songs which remain true to the ambient mixture of black and doom metal, the production sounds very dark, r aw and powerful while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding demo from Whispering Shadows and if you are a fan of dark ambient, funeral doom and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sunset Sees The Children Blister" and "Descending Into Despair". 8 out of 10.