reappear on the scene and return towards the band’s musical origins. Their
dissolution, around 2005, had largely been blamed on tangentially different
(more mainstream) paths that the band had then decided to pursue.
fact that “Perdition Diaries” doesn’t break any new ground, the album is a rare
example of Death Metal with strong emotional intensity. Clearly, dark and
depressive is what these guys do best and such elements are carried onto this
album from the band members’ previous/current bands such as Empyrium and Vision
Bleak. Guttural vocal bursts throughout the album suggest a exorcism of hoarded
anger. ‘I Hand To Burn This Fucking Kingdom’ gives the album a Black Metal
flavour, while, then again, occasionally lapsing into more sludging riffs.
‘Ways’ might come as a surprise, especially to listeners only just discovering
the band. It’s a good ballad really (that’s right, a ballad) but feels
like an anomaly within this album.
“Perdition Diaries” from a holistic perspective, Autumnblaze still don’t seem to
have developed their own sound. However, with tracks such as ‘The Forge’ and
‘Wir Sind Was Wir Sind’ (‘We Are Who We Are’), fans of Paradise Lost, At
The Gates and My Dying Bride should devour this album.
Check out a
video-clip of ‘The Forge’ – taken from “Perdition Diaries”: