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Released: 2012, Self-Released
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Canadian based duo Wilt have officially released their self-titled Black Metal EP!
With not much of an intro to start, the EP kicks straight into the dark and doomy sounds and fast drumming, with the slow and deep black metal vocals kicking in with track ‘Autumn Veil’. This is a slower paced EP than I’m used to with most Black Metal bands but I instantly loved their sound and every track of this EP. With their dark and deprived sounds, taking influences from bands such as; Winterfylleth, Woods of Ypres, Altar Of Plagues, Nachmystium, they still clearly have their own unique qualities. This is a four track EP running around 30 minutes long and is a great interpretation of what the band can offer, with each track staying at the same pace and with their dark and depressing atmosphere throughout. There is a slight repetitive to the tracks, but I feel this is one EP that would be great to listen to before sleeping as it seems to have a calming effect and doesn’t have the ferocity of most other black metal bands. The longest track ‘Empyrean’ being 11 minutes long, did seem to drag on slightly and lose it’s energy but did pick up towards the end, with some great guitar melodies! Artwork comes courtesy of Sam Nelson and the logo was done by The Lord of Logos, Christophe Szpajdel.
This is definitely an EP to check out if you like Black Metal, or even Doom metal as it has some great elements with each track offering something different. I look forward to hearing more from these guys!
The band quote:
“As if the oldest tree in the forest pulled up its roots and migrated to its afterlife, a ghostly
procession of bark and withered leaves. Death and decay are legion, but there's a real sense of
grace to the airy melodies they embed deep into the compositions, while never being as frivolous or cheap sounding as some of the tunes I've heard by Agalloch or Woods of Ypres (bands who possess a similar thematic approach to expression).”
Review by Jo Blackened
1. Autumn Veil
2. Cold Misfortune
4. Pale Consternation
Jordan Dorge [Laika]
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team
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