With rapid guitar lines and primordially fast harmonies, that flies in a uniform panel of sardonically vast vicissitudes, the overall sound of Cepheide is driven by qualities intrinsic to the genre, like hybrid tonalities of desperately ferocious intonations emerging from splendorous abysses of dying realms, primordial screams of lancinating anxiety, timeless symphonies of rhetoric dissonance, and a systematic darkness understood as supreme, at the height of a solitary sorrow. Everything perfectly envisioned as primary elements of a hostile restlessness, that consumes and dilacerates the introspective principles of a personal comprehension of the world. An infinite wave of destruction, that acts mainly as an antagonistic proclamation of absurd sonorous densities, is felt all the way throughout the album. The lenient act behind a monumental sphere of intense cathartic reinvention.
With an aggressive, but mostly sincere and even renovating aspect of protuberant identity, the sonorous strength concentrated, exposed and dispersed by Saudade is a salutary synergy of abominable power. A profoundly genuine and majestically conceived atmospheric black metal album, gracefully created over a ferocious, lugubrious, sensational and chaotic cataclysm, this astounding record is a rejuvenating and impulsively courageous reshaping of the genre, with more audacious and expansive cosmogonies, that marvelously has juxtaposed the serenity of dramatic melodies over wisely introduced and reductionist overtones.
An interesting album, that has on the wingspan of its glorious energy all the eviscerating and ardent conflagrating spheres of a dissonant, agonizing and ever corroding emptiness, the overall sound of Saudade is beyond majestic or colossal in nature. Cepheide has inherently rescued the most reluctant, dispersive, rude and extraordinary principles of atmospheric black metal, in its purest form. In my opinion, Saudade has the right to become a fundamental milestone in the history of the evolution of the genre.