A beautiful album, filled with an overtly eccentric fury that is brought up by the majesty of its intrinsic and marvelously dilapidated sound, Apricity has on the genesis of its gracefully resonating sound the prevalent nature of a purely authentic symphony of the dark, where a subtle melancholy subsidizes the tears of an harmoniously aggrandizing rapture of sonorous artistry and sensible ambivalence. With furiously preeminent guitar lines that ostentatiously – but also sincerely – celebrates the creative impetus of its own precious mordacity, the general layer of the album is superbly impeccable, placid and perfect, artistically and musically speaking.
The second track, Ever Falling Snow, is a fantastically mesmerizing and truthful anthem to the antagonistic perception of infinity. With a musical anatomy that enables the listener to deeply penetrate into its poetic features of graceful serenity, there is so much infallible and genuine phantasmagoria on its waves of abundance that you instantly feel involved by the tenacity and beauty of its harmonies. A subtle storm that falls into the precious affability of the melody that revolves around the gracefulness of its impact on the surface of an irradiating enigma, the sound that emerges from the striking, but amazingly technical style of Atra Vetosus is like an eternal winter lost in the imperially vast dimensions of a very disturbed, but sensitive soul.
The fourth track, Where The Lost Spirits Roam, is another one that deserves to be highlighted. There is so much creative splendor on this song that you instantly becomes energized by the formidably colossal strength that those musical lines exhale and reverberates so intensely, given the integrity of its perfectly meritorious cohesion.
A gigantic and astoundingly imperative album, that spills over the emptiness of a monumental void all the surreal intonations of a fantastic symphony vividly built on genuine creative expansion, the flexible, but constant sonorous energy Atra Vetosus has put on this Apricity really makes each and every second of this work worthwhile. Certainly, this is one of the best black metal releases of the year, if not the best!