SEVEROTH "Vsesvit" CD [Digipak]
Digipak CD with booklet. Import from Italy.
"Atmospheric Black Metal may seem like a genre that is becoming overcrowded and in many ways that is true yet that does not mean there are not huge areas of work that can still be done. SEVEROTH is proof of this. “Vsesvit” is an album that reflects the vision of one man, a truly impressive feat from someone with a clear vision for his art. This is an album that is more than a mere collection of songs for despite the language barrier, the music conveys a plot of sorts as developed by the myriad themes and emphasized by the deft use of dynamics.
...Part of the album’s charm in that it is a definite throwback to the mid to late ‘90s when the spirit of innovation was high in the Black Metal scene. That sense of eerie mysticism is omnipresent recalling those bitter cold winds of decades past along with the memories they carry with them. While some of those bands made saccharine-soaked Symphonic Black Metal, others embraced the pioneering spirit beyond cheesy horror movie tropes and redundant orchestra hits. SEVEROTH reminds me much more of those bands that really pushed the envelope a couple of decades ago (see LIMBONIC ART, ULVER, and TARTAROS)...
This is an album that like a good novel or film, progressively becomes more consuming... SEVEROTH has an amazingly epic, hypnotizing sound, one that while easy to follow, offers consistent rewards to the patient, keen ear. From start to finish, this is like a journey, a hero’s journey of self-discovery with just enough familiarity to get ensnared within the milieu." metal-temple.com