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Review: Am Himmel - As Eternal as the Starless Kingdom of Sorrow
Am Himmel
As Eternal as the Starless Kingdom of Sorrow

Label: Burning World Records
Year released: 2022
Duration: 37:48
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 2, 2022
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
As Eternal as the Starless Kingdom of Sorrow

Rated 4/5 (80%) (3 Votes)

This is very melodic and shaded stuff, coming from the direction of Black Metal but with a mellow, medieval vibe. It reminds me of a Cascadian sound, with a lot of layers to the sound and an epic, symphonic edge. Definite similarities to bands like Enmerkar and Drudkh. There are no blast-beats here, and this is slow and sweeping, with a lot of keys laid in the mix. I have seen this described as "shoegaze," and there is a definite post-metal vibe to it, but it has more oomph than that. These are all long songs with a ton of mood and atmosphere, but not anything you would call heaviness or aggression. I find this rather captivating, even if I need to be in the right mood for it.

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