This album, in some levels, is quite unexpected and fantastic. Undoubtedly has pungent, elevated and sensible elements. With glorious harmonies, and wisely solid guitar lines, My Silent Wake very subtlety devises a more constrained and perceptive style, sometimes ambivalent, but methodically elaborated. The formidable technical aspects of their music, being intensely formulated at the densest detail, are qualities to be fully appreciated.
With some exasperating moments, that sounds ostensibly uniform, I think it’s secure to say that, despite some minor flaws, My Silent Wake has the powerful strength of a lugubrious style, that reached the perfect balance between aggressive and melancholic, hostile and reflexive. With a music that seems to be a wave of disappointed serenity, certainly they have enough artistic maturity to grow into an important reference into the genre.
Although I think that more experienced enthusiasts of the genre will not be surprised with this work, There Was Death has more surprises, merits and qualities than negative aspects. Within a framework of colossal and furiously oceanic darkness, from their music emerges a distant, reluctant past, that envisions in the poetic harmonies of its graceful splendor the everlasting density of an artistic integrity that overcomes time, as time engulfs omnipotent souls, through the planetary illusions of the heart.