Forty-seven minutes long, the album has four extensive tracks: 1) The song of the ancient wisdom; 2) Monarch of the shadows; 3) Old cryptic howls; 4) Heralds of cruelty; with gracefully poetic cantilenas, filled by symphonies lost in a convoluted diagram of desperation forgotten in the winds of time, the overall melodies – exceedingly enchanting and vigorous –, underlined by a cosmogony of furious and tempestuous dissonances of rhythmic nostalgia, unveil a beautiful and sincere, but melancholic glory, that is hidden in the heart of a brave mythology, whose inheritance will bring prosperity, equity, justice and peace to all kingdoms known to men.
With a powerfully resonant atmosphere that conceives – and indeed gravitates perfectly – towards the colorful mosaic of medieval glory upon which the artist’s musical style is based on, Beneath the Uplands of Doom reveals itself a very pleasant and marvelous work, both artistically and technically. With a sensational and ardently inspirational evaluation of the most inherently aggrandizing virtues of the genre, Elffor creates a parallel world of sagacity and fantastic innocence, that makes the heart and the spirit travel to a time where everything was possible. The epic vivacity of the harmonies capitulates the beauty of relatively simple compositions, whose soul are filled by a consistent and relentless musical splendor.
A gracefully conceived and dense work of majestic artistry, the symphonic grandiosity and the dimensional sensibilities exposed all the way through delightful anthems of monumental chivalry and serene resignation definitely delivers to the audience one of the best medieval ambient music albums ever created. Elffor has such a creative strength and lucidity, that his spectacular level of authenticity unquestionably reunites all the necessary qualities to make history in the underground scene. Sincerely, Beneath the Uplands of Doom is an epic coalition of anthems to be exceedingly appreciated and celebrated.