Monday, March 22, 2010

The Morningside - The Wind, The Trees, And The Shadows Of The Past (2007)

Genre: Melodic Death/Doom Metal
Country: Russia

An interesting display of a style not unlike that of Agalloch, Russian band The Morningside focus on slow, highly melodic guitar leads and a depressed atmosphere to keep the listener simply immersed in every song. It's a shame that many people overlook this album, because otherwise this album would have a much larger following. If you want a simpler form of what Agalloch perform, with the same amount of potency, then look no further.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields (1997)

Genre: Symphonic Folk Metal
Country: Germany

The style of music displayed on Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields is quite unique. It's a combination of dark metal, folk metal, and symphonic black metal which, when put into a finished product, is utterly entrancing. Later in their career, Empyrium's sound shifted to Neofolk, but in the early era of the band, Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields is by far my favorite release. A very interesting and captivating listen.