Executing an intriguing and astoundingly unique mixture of metal, post-metal, post-black metal, hardcore, post-hardcore and what appears to be melodic straight edge, Thränenkind really does an excellent work infusing several different musical influences and elements, coherently binding everything altogether in a creative, competent and straightforward framework, which creates an impressive and exceedingly unique style of music, that can be regarded as their signature sound. With a strategic discipline that combines a lot of different components into their music, their perfectly aligned artistic eclecticism probably comes – but this is only a supposition on my behalf – from merging the ideas of all five band members, with an impeccable ability to embrace all those different musical confluences through impressive songwriting skills. As you can imagine, the result would be exceedingly above all the ordinary levels of expectancy. Perfectly counterbalancing wrathful heaviness with sentimental melodies, melancholic harmonies with furious rhythms, and vicious anxiety with serene dreamscapes, Thränenkind, in King Apathy, really builds a world of their own, sharing with their audience all of their main motives for creating these groundbreaking experiences in highly unquestionable sound form.
With forty five minutes and ten tracks, being them Desperation, King Apathy, Ghosts, Urban Giants, The Blood On Our Hands, Drifter, What We Believe In, Smokestacks And Concrete Walls, Vanishing Youth and Homeruiner, Thränenkind really does an interesting and peculiar brand of sound, that highlights itself as pure, uncontrollable, delightful and highly unique. With an interesting shape that collides directly into the eye of a soul storm, their music has emotion, consistency, virtuosity and wrath, all essential elements for an album that could easily fulfill on its own the most remarkable pretensions for being a fundamental milestone on the exciting, but nevertheless dangerous field of the cross genre. With several qualities that really make this album worthwhile listening, King Apathy, by Thränenkind, is not made for weak, easy minded, or conservative audiences. A very intriguing work that shapes no restrictions, unbound distinctions of sound and creates bridges between heterogeneous paths of expression, it perfectly sets the best remarks, and more than ever, manages to balance the sincere wrath of metal with a more serene, introspective and soft brand of unusual harmonies, giving birth to an amazing and highly diversified artistic sonority, that shows the immensurable skills hidden in the colorful shades of the creative restlessness that resides and explodes in the heart of each band member. So, if you’re really interested in listening to something different, rewarding, enthralled, complex, beautiful, highly amazing and completely out of the ordinary, than this an album made for you.
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