A funny thing happened through my first listen of Absentia. And while they do so admirably — everyone is playing their hearts out — there’s only so much they can do in this regard. Blaze of Sorrow. Websites: blazeofsorrow.bandcamp.com | facebook.com/blazeofsorrow/ Very quiet. Released 24 April 2020 on Eisenwald. Epic full-length debut is a superbly crafted, black metal LP blending choirs, strings, wailing guitars, and soaring vocals. Trasportato Dalle Fredde Ali 3. Verso L'eterno Tramonto 7. Learn More. This Italian four-piece, once the one-man project of the mysterious Peter, has a lot to live up to if my expectations are anything to go by, but with album art like that, how could things go wrong? The first is that some of the songs blend together, especially after repeated listens. Thanks to Krzysztof for a great project! Blaze of Sorrow has a formula, and, for the most part, they stick to it. Rude was briefly the drummer in the project's 2007 formation year, while in 2011 N joined as a full-time drummer, with V and L serving as live musicians. The Last Song 7. Across Absentia, Blaze of Sorrow manages to walk this interesting line between styles and if it isn’t exactly what the band’s promotional material suggests, it still comes together really well and results in an enjoyable record from start to finish. Alberi 6. In Memoria 4. Our notes are captured from sadness, nature’s beauty, water, fire, earth and wind. At times fun, at times melancholy, and often bringing both at once. Let the shades embrace you thoughts, let the abyss caress your soul. At times fun, at times melancholy, and often bringing both at once, Absentia is a strong album that has me wanting to dive into Blaze of Sorrow’s back catalog as soon as possible. 6:27 PREVIEW Andromeda. Hailing from Italy, Blaze of Sorrow was born ten years ago as a musical vessel to deliver themes of sorrow and self-reflection through nature-inspired black metal with a number of folk influences. UK imports may differ from local products. Atmospheric and ideological. Emotive songs contrasting clean guitars and tranquil passages with more earnest, fast-paced and aggressive black metal parts. The aforementioned “Notturna” is infectious, and the tremolos that open “Hybris” are great to nod along with. Ma Il Vento Ricordò Il Mio Nome... 8. Aspettando Il Tempo The new revelation of Italian Black Metal scene: Blaze Of Sorrow! The Lake 3. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Blaze of Sorrow at the Discogs Marketplace. Their windswept, cascading black metal is undoubtedly melancholic at heart - their moniker was well chosen, after all - but the range of textures and sensations across this sixth album encompass a far broader spectrum than most usually associated with "black metal." 1. BLAZE OF SORROW (Artist) Format: Vinyl. Listening through Absentia, I can hear the subtle influence of atmospheric, melancholic black metal acts; Winterfylleth, maybe, or Falls of Rauros. Hailing from Italy, Blaze of Sorrow was born ten years ago as a musical vessel to deliver themes of sorrow and self-reflection through nature-inspired black metal with a number of folk influences. Italian black metal vanguard BLAZE OF SORROW reveal the new video ‘Sonno d’eterno’. Echi 7. Rating: 3.0/5.0 Comprising seven songs in a taut 'n' tight 44 minutes, Absentia bursts into being with a brilliance that's bla Still, despite the disconnect between my experience and the band’s vision, Absentia is a solid, enjoyable album that I am happy to recommend. If you are a fan of Alcest, An Autumn For Crippled Children, etc., you will love this killer release. Michael, Bandcamp Daily  your guide to the world of Bandcamp, Folk Metal: The Knots and Thorns of Roots Music, On “Come and See,” Mamaleek Make Avant-Garde Black Metal Uncomfortably Human, MF DOOM is given his flowers, plus appearances from MC Jada Imani and Stanley Ipkuss. Cercando Il Silenzio 2. Limited edition of 100 black tapes with gold on body print and 3 panel j-card. The melancholy, however, feels like a secondary element to the band’s appreciation for the almighty riff. Walking In The Mighty Forest 8. Laced within the deepest heart of Absentia is an aching nostalgia, a bittersweet wistfulness, and even rays of hope: doomed they may be, but delivered with an indeed-blazing passion that puts BLAZE OF SORROW into a rarefied field. Blaze of Sorrow is an Italian atmospheric black metal/dark folk act, which is primarily the project of Peter (surname unknown). DR: 5 | Format Reviewed: 320 kbps mp3 I listened to the slow, grand, and grim build of opener “Settimo Requiem” waiting to be blown away by the blistering fury of a sobering storm. Let the shades embrace you thoughts, let the abyss caress your soul. Listening to it makes me wish that Absentia had been a bit more “windswept, cascading black metal” than it wound up being. Product info. The album ends on a bittersweet note, in the form of the acoustic instrumental “Morte di un Immortale.” It’s a great number, but it feels like the conclusion of a different album. Country of origin: Italy Location: Mantua, Lombardy Status: Active Formed in: 2007 Genre: Atmospheric Black/Folk Metal Lyrical themes: Nature, Inner-self DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE CDs ORDERED FROM ITALY, USA WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY BY THE BAND. The melancholy is there in the undercurrents, reflected more in raging growls and screams than in the lead solos and riffs. Italian ABM outfit Blaze of Sorrow returns with a larger and more aggressive sound than usual, which may be explained by the fact that the band has expanded to four from the multi-instrumentalist/drummer duo of their last few albums. This album has the paradox quality of being somehow classic, black metal - while simultanously being something else, something unique. Blaze of Sorrow is a very talented ‘two’ man band and really shows what they are doing in terms of creating music that moves you and transmit emotions. This is not a bad thing. Furia 06:51 3. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. Settimo Requiem (7:27) 02. Seven Sad Songs by THE ROVING MAGPIE, released 25 May 2014 1. Hailing from Italy, Blaze of Sorrow was born ten years ago as a musical vessel to deliver themes of sorrow and self-reflection through nature-inspired black metal with a number of folk influences. The Blaze Of Sorrow’s Voyage touches the forgotten sides of mind. Italian outfit Blaze of Sorrow surely are one of the bands where the addition of the attribute “atmospheric” is well deserved, as their work is so chock-full of overwhelming moments and captivating elements that this definition makes sense. L'Ultimo Respiro by Blaze of Sorrow, released 15 January 2015 1. We’re what we are: a fire’s breath in the infinity of the Sun. 7:25 PREVIEW Oracolo. ADVERTISEMENT. Official merch: https://blazeofsorrow.bandcamp.com/ Review: I've always felt like Blaze of Sorrow are close to making it big like Uada did for example, they even share the label nowadays, but so far it didn't happen. Our notes are captured from sadness, nature’s beauty, water, fire, earth and wind. Across, Although enjoyable, there are two criticisms I would level against. Comprising seven songs in a taut 'n' tight 44 minutes, Absentia bursts into being with a brilliance that's blanching to behold. 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