Ahdistuksen Aihio Productions
April 18th, 2014
Release length: 17:42
Finland’s JumalhÃ¤mÃ¤rÃ¤ follow-up their mildly received 2013 full-length Resitaali with a brand new one-song EP for 2014 titled Songless Shores. While similar in random thematics and audio quality, “Songless Shores” takes the raw approach in an interesting direction. The traditional rich static on the guitars slightly buried crisp raspy vocals are here, but the drums sound like some late generation cassette bootleg, sounding like ranged pulses or distant striking of metal to create hypnotic patterns with off-tempo beats at times. This largely makes up the first third of the song, while the rest is a mixture of Experimental Black Metal with droning Ambience that fills the gap before Noise-style drums with a louder volume and effect create a trudging march of slavery against growing depressive thematic organs and harmonized chanting. Despite the extensive middle piece, Songless Shores is an interesting piece that feels more exploratory and personal, though one that you will need to develop a taste for.
|01. Songless Shores – 17:42||Initial Pressing Score: 7/10
Digital review copy of this release provided by Against PR.