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Revelations Of Rain : Akrasia

Seasoned Russian Death/Doomsters Revelations Of Rain deliver a great addition to their catalogue.

Revelations of Rain bring us their fifth album of gloomy Death/Doom Metal from under the blackened skies of Moscow.

'Altar of Whores' opens with a beautifully crafted acoustic passage and silky dream-like leads. I'm hooked and memorised by these. Toms methodically play along, before a cascading crescendo of noise bursts through your eardrums. Heavy grunts melt away your fears and breathe life into old bones. The mix of spoken words and grunts are a nice split. It has plenty of depth for an opening song and really represents what the band is showcasing to us.

Revelations of Rain have a great ability to change tempo and direction in each song, which does not take anything away from the music. It's a flowing melodic triumph. The leads are thoughtfully played, seeping emotion and sorrow.

By the third song 'Scaffold' i'm totally digging the music and great production. The bass is warm and you can hear every sombre note cutting through the guitars. The songs themselves are well over the six minute mark, with some hitting eight minutes, but even with the longer ones you never feel like you're listening to tracks that long, such is the versatility on display.

'In Joy and Sorrow' has some great lead work in it and the harmonies are majestic and well thought out. I found some squeaks on the leads a little bit annoying - but, hopefully, when I listen more they won't become an unwelcome presence.

'Instead Of A Thousand Words' is a beautifully written instrumental. Acoustic passages with warm leads leave your mind in a dream-like state - this is a band who have a reputation for great song building and structures. They play with a lot of clean acoustic sounds within the album and personally I can never get enough of these parts. The overall sound of the album is really good. I love the sound and tone of the leads, everything just blends seamlessly.

A great addition to the catalogue from these seasoned doomsters. This will be spinning in my head for weeks, and I welcome it with open arms.

Editor's note: The track titles are officially presented in both Russian and English, hence, following site standards, we have referred to the English versions here.

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Reviewer's rating: 8/10


Tracklist :
1. Altar Of Whores
2. Through Phobetor's Night
3. Scaffold
4. In Joy And Sorrow
5. Instead Of A Thousand Words
6. Demons Of Mercy
7. Root Of All Evil
8. On Snow Wings

Duration : Approx. 60 minutes

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Reviewed on 2016-11-21 by Riccardo Veronese
Aesthetic Death
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