It has been seven years, since the previous major release of this project. Roaring Empyrean has gone through many changes in both musical direction and sound quality.
This release contains six tracks, which were aimed to take the listener on a journey to one self's mind and soul. To make the listener see and think about whatever creates him/her as an existing essence. Each track tells the story of visiting a 'Monument', which are symbols of feelings and emotional conditions.
a punishingly heavy, yet startlingly soulful album. “beaten” chugs from start to finish and reaches a harrowing crescendo; brendan’s “I AM FREE” reverberates around in my dreams. the cover of “no dreaming” had my jaw on the floor the first time i heard it. but “relent?” the entire runtime of this song, i’m compelled by some otherworldly force to scream my soul out right along to the lyrics. not to mention the incredible riffs; the choruses remind me of a blackened ulcerate, e milesmccollough
Some nice atmospheric funeral doom here, with My Dying Bride-influenced gothic undertones. Good variety of material rather than uniformly melancholic sonic monoliths. Most of the songs build from fairly gentle beginnings to heaving crescendos. Of particular note is second track, Weakness, an acoustic guitar-led funereal tour-de-force. Sonny92