Eskapism are a band from Ukraine that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Riminiscence" which will be released in September by Todestritter Production.
Clean playing starts off the ep while the keyboards also give the songs more of an atmospheric feeling when they are utilized and also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs. Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
The riffs also add in a great amount of melody while clean vocals are also added into some parts of the music. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of blast beats.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the faster sections of the tracks also adding in a good amount of tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling, They also add in an instrumental and as the recording progresses a brief use of clean vocals can also b e heard and they close the ep with a cover of Kampfar's "Mylder". The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature and poetry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Eskapism and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Cry Into Oblivion" and "Riminiscence". 8 out of 10.