This is one
of those few examples of an album where my perception over the course of five
run-throughs has moved from quite a bit. My first impression? I thought it
rather a load of toss. A bad imitation of Bal-Sagoth at best.
That's not where I am now, not at all. No, it's grown on me with every spin and
has evolved into a release from the more intelligent, playful black metal camp.
There is an element of Bal-Sagoth in this music by the Ukrainian band with the
odd name. But there is also elements of Dimmu Borgir and The Vision Bleak. It is
mysterious music and it sets a horror mood on a carpet of black metal. In my
book, black metal and metal in general needs bands like Quintessence Mystica.
They toy around with genres, they mix styles and violate rules, this brings us
I have but one negative thing to say about 'The 5th Harmony of Death', and it's
an important one: I hate the drum sound.
Otherwise, I can only urge you to check this out!