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Band
Gurthang
Title
Shattered Echoes
Type
LP/EP
Company
Cimmerian Shade
YOR
2017
Style
Black
3/30/2017 - Review by: Greg Watson
Great blend of atmospheric and traditional black metal
Gurthang continue to up their game with their fifth album, "Shattered Echoes". An eclectic blend of doom, atmospheric black metal and death metal, the album whirls and blows its way through 11 tracks of metal wonder. The vocals are a torturous wailing that pushes the emotional envelope to the edge and back, making you feel the pain and anguish as it comes through your speakers. The music is a great mix of sludgy, chugging riffs with blast beats, black metal buzzing and clean guitars. The complex musical layers, the lyrics and the album itself are something that just cannot be missed. You definitely don't want to pass on this one.
Recommended for fans of: Numenorean, Ghost Bath
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
3
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: GURTHANG
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Shattered Echoes
2017
Cimmerian Shade
Greg Watson3/30/2017
3.5

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