"Longing for Sorrow" www.silentscythe.tk
taste it : longing for sorrow
review by Sara "Shadow Lady" De Vita____
very complex realise this “Longing For Sorrow” from the Swedish
power, with double bass drums
and pedal becoming ever more thick, playing with a rolling and smooth
bass working that sweetens the hard melodic line of scratching riffs, in
full Swedish Death style. Very good assemblage between rhythm and
solos, clearly marked out since the first song, and titletrack, of the
cd: “Longing For Sorrow”.
exalting musical experience to those that, like me, are born with the
deathmetal and is continuously looking for new and higher sonorities.
the Silent Scythe fully show a very personal style playing with effect,
and giving us very strong and suggestive
developing on a carrying structure built by giants of this genre, such
as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity e Soilwork.
and resolute is “Old World Disorder”, where the vocals by
Tobbe Janson unknot between really mad snare drum and double
bass drums and a rhythmic and fluid bass tied to imposing
guitars in their melodic performance (almost prog), and in their
“evil” ed aggressive one as well (typically Death).
“Longing For Sorrow” is a very well detailed work that never shows
the fact that it is a self-production, as musical realise and as artwork
as well: in the latter a very patient work can be found, born from
extremely perfectionist minds.
Only Family” and “Bockstabber” are two songs that tend to play in contrast: the
one with a more delicate and redundant sound, while the other high and
powerful, with unceasing double
bass drums (inhuman), that
grow on and on and on to explode in a screaming and choral finale that
transmits the wish to yell and be free.
the Death of Silent Scythe is an outburst for all the Death hearts that
very well know how a technical and original sound can instill emotions
and manifestations of strenght and determination.
the real stars are coming now, with “Suffer In Silence” (the
title speaks for its own): aulic, felt, with great intepretative
capability; an interlocking of movements and sonorities that becomes a
demonic fireball that heats the damned souls of the more skeptical ones,
then misplacing with a delicate and fluid chorus.
different setting, respect to the previous ones is “To Each His Own”,
that leads to the end of this album: it is a song marching towards the
darkness with pride, driving in the sound, remarking peronality and
daring song that allows to discover the arts of this band that bewitches
and binds in a high level sound experience.
sort of ghost track hides in this cd…it is “Feather”.
Enigmatic, completely acoustic, it develops thanks to a work of guitar
and percussions. A choral ballad that creates a dualistic sensation of
melancholy and happiness…quite beautiful…
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