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Empyrium : Drei Auszüge Aus Weiland

This 7" is a small taste of the long-awaited upcoming 3CD album, 'Weiland'. It features one song from each of the three "chapters", along with a gatefold cover and a lyrics sheet, with a photograph (quite doomy!).

The first song reminds me of the previous album, but also of the older works. This is probably because of the drums, which make this song sound like effectively old-style Empyrium, but without the metal guitars and screams.

The second song is a short track featuring piano and whispers. It is very calm and dreamy. This is certainly a progression from the previous works, opting for an even mellower approach.

The last song is a bit longer than the rest (4 minutes), and starts out as an acoustic guitar piece. Later on, the guitar gives way to a violin and cello quartet. I must admit that the melodies haunted me for quite some time. Quite beautiful!

All in all, Empyrium continue on the same path, making the songs less "dense" than before. This gives the listener a gentle mood, and emphasises the quieter sides of nature, where once they did the opposite. Anyhow, this small taste makes me yearn for the big thing, and I hope it gets released soon.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Kein Hirtenfeuer Glimmt Mehr
2. Das Blau-kristallne Kämmerlein
3. Einsam, Verlorn, Den Lieben Entrissen

Duration : Approx. 8 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Oscar Strik
Hate Your Guts Records
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