Lacrimas Profundere – How To Shroud Yourself With Night
Steamhammer / SPV
Release Date: 26/08/22
Running Time: 39:59
Review by Rick Eaglestone
“How To Shroud Yourself With Night” starts off slightly different to how I expected it, having more of a narration style which I’m honestly not overkeen on, but fortunately this is followed up by ‘A Cloak Woven of Stars’. This is peppered with riffs and more of the Dark Metal sound that I’m accustomed to, then an unexpected nostalgic throwback to Godhead’s “2000 Years of Human Error” with the vocals on ‘Nebula’
I was starting to think it wasn’t going to happen, but the Gothic Rock finally gets played on ‘In A Lengthening Shadow’ and it’s so satisfying, that it’s become an early contender for highlight track of the album, but then that illusion is almost shattered by ‘The Curtain of White Silence’ which sounds completely out of place.
I can’t help but struggle with the heavier sound the band is taking. ‘Unseen’ passes through without much of an impact, fortunately there are some saving graces that bring back the darker, Gothic influences. ‘The Vastness of Infinity’ has saved this album for me and for that reason is my actual highlight track of the album.
An almost Symphonic approach to the start of ‘To Disappear in You’ disperses and morphs into a track that if anything, shows how for the most part the band have evolved their sound. Then just as I write that the band deliver an absolute home run with ‘An Invisible Beginning.’
Finally, ‘Shroud of Night’ closes the album and I am honestly at a loss as to how I exactly feel about this release, as the part I love, I really love and others I’m going to try and get past them at first click. I’m hoping over time I grow to fully appreciate it.
‘To Disappear In You’ Official Video
01. Wall Of Gloom
02. A Cloak Woven of Stars
04. In A Lengthening Shadow
05. The Curtain of White Silence
07. The Vastness of Infinity
08. To Disappear in You
09. An Invisible Beginning
10. Shroud of Night
Julian Larre – Vocals
Oliver Nikolas Schmid – Guitars
Ilker Ersin – Bass
Dominik Scholz – Drums
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