Eskapism - Reminiscence (2020)

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Unleashing frosty waves of intense atmospheric Black Metal, today we have Ukraine’s Eskapism and their latest EP titled “Reminiscence”. Delivering a brilliant balance of melody, rawness, and old-school atmospherics, this trio creates very dynamic and engaging songs that are both uncompromising and expertly crafted. Recommended for fans of early Dimmu Borgir, Old Man’s Child, Kampfar.

The release leads with the mystical “A Cry into Oblivion”, a song that slowly builds up into a superb headbanging session thanks to its melodic nature alongside lush and dramatic atmospheric keyboards. The blistering album title track captures that timeless mystical sound of late 90’s Black Metal, similar to Tartaros, Limbonic Art, and Emperor, with its dramatic synths and crafty tempo changes. The mood suddenly shifts with the ambient instrumental “Whisper of Ancient Times”, a very nice piece to come full circle in this release.

A cover of Kampfar’s “Mylder” is the closing track, showing a different side of the band. Overall, “Reminiscence” is a powerful release that showcases a very promising Ukranian newcomer. If you like Black Metal that is both intense and yet delivers atmospheric aural pleasures via crafty synths, look no more and pick up a copy of this short but engaging EP.

Band: Eskapism Album: Reminiscence

Label: Todesritter

Release: September 20th, 2020

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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: Ukraine

Rating: 92/100
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