Black Whispers are a band from Costa Rica that plays an atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Shades Of Bleakness" which will be released in December 13th as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions, Prison Tatt Records, Outer Line.
A very atmospheric synth starts off the album and after the intro gets more heavier and melodic while also keeping around the atmospheric elements and after a couple of minutes black metal screams make their presence known and they also bring a very depressive feeling to the music and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and melodic vocals can also be heard at times and you can feel post rock influences can be heard quite a bit in most of the tracks and as the album progresses spoken word parts can be heard briefly and all of the songs stick either to a slow or mid paced musical direction and they close the album with a cover of Life Neglected's "Dying".
Black Whispers plays a style of post black metal that is very depressive, melodic and atmospheric sounding keeping away from any fast parts to create more of an emotional style, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover negativity themes.
In my opinion Black Whispers are a very great sounding atmospheric and depressive post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gloom" and "Stuck In The Past Ruins". 8 out of 10.