Album Review: Mechina -Empyrean

Posted by on Jul Wed, 2014 in Album Review, Black Metal, Cult Classics, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock

Album Review: Mechina -Empyrean

This album exemplifies the phrase “Iron Fist in a velvet glove.” The music is deceptively ambient, belying the innate heaviness and brutality. The result is an oppressively melancholy soundscape with understated blast beats and sorrowful melodies. The clean vocals are surreal and dreamlike, and some tracks even incorporate the female voice. This is no “Beauty and the beast” nonsense, however. The arrangements are tasteful and demure,  often interrupted by more intense gutteral vocals. The drastic … read...

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