Thine Inner Sanctum - Dark Sky Weeping - Reviewed By BlackenedDeathMetalZine! Saturday June 26 2021, 7:31 PM
Thine Inner Sanctum - Dark Sky Weeping - Reviewed By BlackenedDeathMetalZine!

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Thine  Inner  Sanctum  are  a  duo  from  Scotland  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Dark  Sky  Weeping"  which  was  released  by  Ancient  Entity  Records.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  slower  and  heavier  doom  metal  direction  and  keyboards  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavy  parts.  Clean  male  and  female  vocals  are  also  utilized  at  times  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams.

  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Clean  playing  is  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  some  more  modern  influences  at  times.  

 Spoken  word  parts  and  whispers  are  also  added  on  a  couple  of  the  tracks  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments.  Choirs  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  one  of  the  songs  also  being  an  instrumental  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  fast  playing  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  bleak  and  hopelessness  themes.    

  In  my  opinion  Thine  inner  Sanctum  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  blackened  doom  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Abyss  OF  Thine"  "Dark  Sky  Weeping"  and  "A  Mirrored  Abyss".  8  out  of  10. - BlackenedDeathMetalZine

FFO -  Early My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Draconian, Evadne, Celtic Frost, Emperor

Open your ears to hear a voice thick with sorrow & open your eyes to only see the sin... Thine Inner Sanctum - A dark musical void of the psyche. What started out as a few demos soon bore some darkened fruit and Thine Inner Sanctum was born.

Thine Inner Sanctum is a blackened Doom project hailing from Glasgow, Scotland. Primarily a one man venture Thine Inner Sanctum started their musical journey in August 2019, by January 2020 a five track demo EP  titled  'Entwined With a Dying Light' had surfaced and was then sent out to various independent labels on the simple basis of getting some outside feedback, at the time. Much to their surprise however it was very swiftly picked up by Edinburgh based extreme metal label Ancient Entity Records . Within a few months of release both Ancient Entity and TIS had sold out…This then begged the question when was its follow up coming out?

Fast forward to May 2021 and the sophomore effort ‘Dark Sky Weeping’ was released. This was again released through Ancient Entity Records but this time there was a bit of a buzz. Since release there has been very positive feedback. With DSW reaching close to a thousand streams via the  Order ov the black arts YouTube channel,  it appears that people are taking notice….

Sound wise TIS are not afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve for all to see. Taking a lot of inspiration from early 90's doom stalwarts, My Dying Bride and Paradise lost . However at its  Death doom core there is a harsh underlying violence harkening back to Celtic Frost and the first wave  of black metal influencing on early Emperor and Darkthrone . These influences shine through on tracks such as 'Dark Sky Weeping' , Three 'times denied' and 'Abyss of thine' a total nod to Celtic Frost's dreary yet epic 'Obscured' from their swansong release 'Monotheist'

Production is lofi, raw and visceral,  Lyrical content is bleak and hopeless but in all the right places - Exactly what you want from an artist with the dangerous duality  of old skool doom and black metal.

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