Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Reverence/The Asthenic Ascension/Candlelight Records/2012 CD Review


  Reverence  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  very atmospheric  and  experimental  form  of  industrial style  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "The   Asthenic  Ascension"  which  was  released  by  Candlelight  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while the synths  and  programming  bring  a  very  atmospheric,  experimental  and  industrial  sound  to the  music  and  at  times  they  utilize  elements  of  classical  music,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy  with  some  raw  and  primitive  elements  as  well  as  some  dark  sounding  melodies  and  industrial  influences  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  as  well  as  some clean  playing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads  with  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Vocals  range  from  high  pitched  black  metal  screams,  deep  growls  and  clean  singing  industrial  style  vocals  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Darwinism,  Dark,  Anti  Religion  and  Violent  themes,  as  for t he  production  it has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound.    

  In  my  opinion  Reverence  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  industrial,  dark,  and  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  style  of  music,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Darwin's  Black  Hall"  "Ghost  Of  Dust"  and  "Those  Who  believed".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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