Whispering Shadows are a 1 man band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of depressive black metal, funeral doom and dark ambient and this is a review of his self released 2013 demo "The Juniper Diaries".
Dark nature sounds start off the album along with some ambient sounding synths and after a couple of minutes programmed beats start to kick in along with a more distorted sound which leads to funeral doom style guitar riffs and a mixture of growls and high pitched black metal screams being mixed in with a more dark ambient sound.
A good amount of reverb is utilized in the music along with a great amount of experimental elements which also brings a droned out feeling to the music which also reminds me of early Abruptum material at times along with some powerful sounding bass guitars being used on the second track and there are also some melodic chants being utilized in the background at times as well as both of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Whispering Shadows focuses on a more experimental dark ambient sound with this demo as well a s mixing funeral doom and depressive black metal into the musical style to create his own sound, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion Whispering Shadows are a very great sounding mixture of dark ambient, depressive black metal and funeral doom and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this project. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Sunset Sees the Children Blister". 8 out of 10.