Epitimia: From The City Of White Nights….

Epitimia - Allusion

Epitmia is a three-piece atmospheric Black Metal, post-rock influenced band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. October 23rd they will release the album Allusion. The track Clue VI: Schizophrenia,

Dislocated from human society you wander, ghost like, on the fringes of existence, in the hinterlands, the in between spaces. Your age is counted in the turning of the leaves, not in the artificial dissection of the seasons. You walk through darkness gazing always at the distant stars, your heart yearning for its last beat; the day when you can lie beneath the trees and find your way back into the heart of all things. There is no part for you in this play, just a passing, unseen figure in the background of heroes, a shadow amongst the autumn leaves, a flicker of sunlight on the stream. You were never meant to walk this world alone. Your story is the eternal tale of stone and sky, not the momentary blazing drama of men…

Hailing from St. Petersburg, The City Of White Nights, built upon the bones of the lost and displaced, Epitimia have carved out their own niche within the black metal scene. Their music is riven with heartache, instilled with a sense of separation and isolation. The guitars ascend mountains of longing, fall hopelessly into ravines of despair and the desperate vocals howl against a backdrop of ice and shadows. Epitimia’s sixth album, Allusion, entwines you in emotions so powerful they are inescapable and when its final echoes fade away a sense of otherness persists, holding you apart from the life that was once so comfortable.

Songs like Schizophrenia lift you high above the world, changing your perspective on the brief guttering candles that are our lives. The sweeping anguish of Melancholia I can cut you adrift, gently break you open, revealing a raw isolation beneath the skin. Few bands can harness such a depth of wretchedness and paint it in such beguiling colors.

Allusion is a pivotal release in Epitimia’s career, with each of the songs being a complete reimagining of themes from the band’s past. It represents a doorway to their future and a revealing of the true power that has always flowed like a hidden, underground stream through their previous albums. They have also found their way to Onism Productions, a new English label who are fast gaining a reputation for releasing albums of remarkable creativity and extraordinary imagination. On October 23rd Allusion will step from the shadows into the starlight and sing its siren song to those with ears to hear and hearts to understand.


Om Ulf Backstrøm (6698 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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