Hailing from the UK, today we have Melodic Death/Doom Metal outfit Twilight’s Embrace and their self-released EP “Penance”. Unleashing four highly melancholic tracks, this release features that old-school Death/Doom sound that fans of bands like My Dying Bride, October Tide and November’s Doom will completely love and enjoy. In a short but sweet time, the band will certainly win you over with their crafty song writing and engaging music.
Opening with “Dying Earth”, the band sets a very moody atmosphere with weeping guitar leads and catchy riffs. The song structure is quite traditional for the genre, but it quickly hooks you into head banging alongside the music. Changing up the pace, “Curtain Call” delivers more waves of melancholy as the growls perfectly complement the tempo of the track. We particularly enjoy the certain retro vibe and bleak atmosphere crafted around this track.
For those looking into faster songs, “Penance” starts off with hectic drumming and haunting clean vocals. The clean vocals certainly change the mood of this release, taking it into darker and more sinister corners. This 9-minute track is certainly one of the most engaging of this release, as it truly showcases the band’s creativity and skill.
Closing the album we have a cover of Paradise Lost’s “It’s Too Late”, which nicely shows a different face of the band. Overall, we are quite impressed with “Penance” as it puts Twilight’s Embrace on the Melodic Death/Doom map with a very refined style. If you are on the market for guitar driver, growls infused melancholic music, be sure to check this one out.
|Band: Twilight’s Embrace
Release: February 23rd, 2018
Genre: Melodic Death/Doom Metal