Endless Horizon - Annihilation Of Human Beliefs review
|Album:||Annihilation Of Human Beliefs|
|Release date:||December 2012|
01. Dawn Of Darkness
02. Dictator Of Horrific Hordes
03. End Of Daydream
04. Carthusian Monastery
05. Dominion Of Chaos
06. Frozen Soul
Let's say you want to build something really awesome. It could be anything. What do you do first? Perhaps you brainstorm ides and gather parts, as many awesome things as you can find to add to your creation. A bit of this, a chunk of that. Once everything is collected you might lay it all out, observe your components, and start assembling.
Endless Horizon got part of this memo but unfortunately missed the very last step. This is a beautifully varied black metal album full of AWESOME parts. Great compositional ideas were laid out on the table, observed, but never assembled.
Credit where credit is due: these guys came up with some really brilliant musical ideas. I appreciate every note as the album spins on. But afterward nothing is left but parts. There is no musical arc, no story to be told. This album goes so many places without taking me anywhere.
Annihilation Of Human Beliefs is 6 tracks of upbeat black metal sprinkled with thrash, symphonic elements, even acoustic guitars and some classic, rockin' nostalgia. It really, really wants to work. Take the fourth track, "Cathusian Monastery"; it has a strong beat, higher pitched vocals (vocals here cover a wide range, with the lows being perhaps the biggest liability), tempo changes near the middle, and keyboards that move things along from time to time. It then breaks out into a thrashy end, the rhythm of which gets my attention every time.
But that's just it. No, I mean, that's IT. Great idea after great idea, disconnected. The music is so well played and creatively thought up so I do want to like this, I really do. Hopefully the creativity and spontaneity will be better utilized on the next album through more cohesive songwriting. If that happens, we'll have something really special on our hands.
Written on 15.02.2013 by
Susan appreciates quality metal regardless of sub-genre. Metal Storm Staff since 2006.
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