This is a review of another recording from Minnesota's Amiensus which is also in the progressive direction of black metal and the album was originally released in 2013 and called "Restoration" with the re-issuing coming out in May of 2019 as a joint effort between Sasus Belli Musica and Beverina.
Melodic riffing starts off the album along with some atmospheric sounding synths a few seconds later. When guitar solos are utilized they also use a great amount of melody while the vocals also bring in a great mixture of grim black metal screams and clean playing and the music also brings in a great amount of ambient elements.
At times the music also gets very progressive sounding while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. When acoustic guitars are utilized they add influences of folk onto the recording and as the album progresses death metal growls can also be heard in certain sections of the music.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one track also introduces stringed instruments onto the recording and a couple of tracks are long and epic in length and towards the end spoken word parts can be briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover philosophy, theology, psychology and mythology themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Amiensus and if you are fan of progressive black metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dawn Of Release" "Morgawr" "Healer"and "Prometheus". 8 out of 10.