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Band
Elysian Blaze
Title
The Virtue Of Suffering
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2018
Style
Black
5/31/2018 - Review by: David Loveless
Elysian Blaze emerge from the dark with more epic blackened doom
Six years after the release of the mega epic 'Blood Geometry', Elysian Blaze are back with a single track clocking in at almost 19 minutes long. 'The Virtue Of Suffering' starts with a slow fade in and builds up to an arena rock-like riff with the help of some wall-of-sound keyboards and pounding drums. Parts of the beginning of this track almost remind me of Viking-era Bathory. However, at around the six minute mark, things become more doom-laden as the pace slows. The keyboard parts provide a great melody to riffs and the occasional clean vocals keep the sound extremely interesting. If this song is a sign of things to come from Elysian Blaze, then my expectations remain high for another exceptional full-length album.
Recommended for fans of: Xasthur, Leviathan, Viking-Era Bathory
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
5
MUSIC
5
VOCALS
4.5
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
4.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4.5 :AVE RATING

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DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
The Virtue Of Suffering
2018
Independent
David Loveless5/31/2018
4.5

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