With amazing, intense and aggressive guitar lines, that sculpts the melodies like a lugubrious, but desolate razor blade that wonders throughout the vicinities of its own possibilities drawing pervasively infinite oceans of harmonies – profoundly inserted at the anatomy of flexible, but impenetrable rhythms –, the songs present in Letters From The Edge are lugubrious anthems of everlasting sagacity, marvelously aware of the vulnerabilities of the human nature, that discreetly exposes at the axis of its own creative grace the imponderable intensities of vigorously compromised musical sensibilities perfectly aligned altogether, unraveled throughout the conspicuous sonorous journey that this excellent work provides, from the very first moments until the end.
Despite the fact that – in general lines – the song’s structures and the overall style of the group are simple, the album is built upon a solid and genuine level of artistry, that knows what traces of sentiment they want to expose. Very unconventional and surreptitiously intelligent, Letters From The Edge certainly can be classified as a major work, that wisely challenges the standards of the genre, and elevates black metal into an art category, with its more unpredictable, yet sophisticated, addition of alternative elements.
The album is not perfect. There are some major moments of exceedingly uniform melodies, that becomes intensely monotonous, but this is not enough to do any harm or damage to the work, nor degrade its genuine artistic value. In the end, Letters From The Edge manages to be a fulfilling and thrilling album, that aggregates innovative avant-garde elements into an elegant and expansive black metal atmosphere, with incredible triumph.