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Dark Portrait
A Harrowing Atrocity
December 2016
Released: 2016, Xperiment XIII
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: UK Team

Dark Portrait are a symphonic black metal band from Athens, Greece with their debut album "A Harrowing Atrocity" released via Xperiment XIII.

Her Awakening starts off the album with very dark violins and keyboards alongside some operatic vocals sending you into a trance of despair.Incantation for Lamia changes the atmosphere with fast blast beats and tremolo riffs, being fed by high pitched shrieks which then turn into elements of dark growling vocals. A minute later you are taken into a new direction with whispered vocals and melodic guitar riffs and mid-paced drumming.

You can certainly tell this is a very symphonic influenced black metal band with tracks such as The rise of the Anti-Christ which has Hliana Tsakiraki's operatic vocals featured. 'As I die' is a great song which consists off with shrieky black metal vocals and melodic riffs. While still staying consistent with the rest of the album.

The album has a good production of recording and a good musical structure of which is a combination of fast and mid-paced songs. I would recommend listening to songs such as 'Incantation for Lamia' and 'As I Die'. This is definitely for fans of symphonic metal.

Review by Lawrence Nand
Track Listing

Her Awakening
Incantation for Lamia
The Rise of the Anti-Christ (feat Hliana Tsakiraki)
Cassandra's Tragedy
As I Die
Beauty Is Frail
The Arrival
Fiend Incarnate
A Harrowing Atrocity
Ode to Scorn
Ocean of Pain
Resurrection's Rite


Letheal Vocals.
Åräfèll Lead guitar.
Celestial Rythm guita.
Griever Keyboards.
Göphall Bass guitar.
Dajal Drums.

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