Epitimia are a band from Russia that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays an atmospheric form of black metal with some elements of acoustic and dark folk music and this is a review of their album "Thread" which will be released in 2019 by Naturmacht Productions.
Acoustic guitars start of f the album and they bring in elements of folk music while atmospheric sounding synths can also be heard briefly before going into a very fast and r aw musical direction which also uses a great amount do tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style, acoustic guitars and atmospheric elements are also brought onto of the later tracks and one song also introduces clean vocals onto the recording and touches of post metal can also be heard in some of the guitar leads.
On this recording Epitimia plays a style of black metal that is very modern and atmospheric sounding while the post rock, and dark folk elements makes the music stand out a lot more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover a monumental depection of man's inner experiences
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Epitimia and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Downfall" and "The Tree". 8 out of 10.