With a great degree of refined technique, a very colorful set of melodic improvement and very well sculpted harmonies, Nephrolith really had achieved a new degree of metal standards. Everything here is out of the ordinary. Great songs and an astounding pace of rhythms filled with a marvelous and passionate originality, Paleness of the Bled World is a major work of art, that begins a new chapter in the history of avant-garde metal, no doubt about that.
With the opaque vagueness and the diffusion of a lucid art, all tracks on Paleness of the Bled World has such a voracious energy, promulgated by the vivid destitution of invisible worlds falling apart, that you feel instantly renovated by listening to their music. With a shape and a colossal identity of its own, each and every song on Paleness of the Bled World has a fantastic appeal that builds horizons of stone in the frame of the human soul.
Unfortunately, if they want to be – or want to remain recognized as –a black metal band, they are too distant of such an achievement. Apparently, in their efforts of developing a new identity to their style, and exploring the genre through another perspective, they became too avant-garde. Nonetheless, I really don’t care about labels, and I don’t think they have to change at all to conform to traditional BM standards. With an effective mixture of melodic, symphonic and power metal elements, fully aligned with a profound philosophical approach, Paleness of the Bled World became the underground signature of a sonorous, fully amplified, golden written and exhilarating modern art.