Power of Metal.dk Review

Thou Shell of Death
Sepulchral Silence
Style: Cold Atmospheric/Ambient Black Metal
Release date: 13 September, 2013
Playing time: 48:06

The first few minutes of 'Sepulchral Silence' from Estonian are actually very promising. Check marks by atmospheric, ambience and coldness. It's creeping and slow paced and definitely has a certain something. Alas, from there on, it goes wrong.

Ambience, it would seem, in the interpretation of these three estonians means monotony. The monotony shows both in the vocal performance (for lack of better word) of vocalist Ingmar, the on-going and wellnigh constant double-bass thunder and the far too unvaried and univentive computer sounds programmed into the soundscape.

Save the first promising track and a few instances within the long platform of monotony, this is a really boring album. Now you're warned.

1. The Night-Wind
2. Her Vivien Eyes
3. The Wind of Winter
4. The Wood Water
5. Rose Leaves When the Rose Is Dead - Part I


Label: Talheim Records
Promotion: Lugga Music
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 29 January, 2014
Website: tsod.eu