Shroud Of Bereavement - A Beautiful Winter - Reviewed By Soundmagnet ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.soundmagnet.eu/shroud-of-bereavement-a-beautiful-winter-album-review/
Shroud Of Bereavement were founded in 1995 and have since combined elements of classical music with death, doom and progressive metal. They are not only musically rather slow, because for their latest album A Beautiful Winter the band around founding member Dan Robinson has taken ten years.
Setting the release date for A Beautiful Winter in midsummer is also quite courageous. Because the hot season is not necessarily the peak phase for atmospheric and dark music.
Musically, Shroud Of Bereavement move somewhere between My Dying Bride and Theatre of Tragedy . The sluggish numbers are carried by guitar riffs and classical instrumentalization, while Dan Robinson and Kate Bunting split the vocals. Growls and clear vocals give each other the handle here.
Most have probably already guessed it, but if not: A Beautiful Winter spreads anything but good mood. Here the dark corners of life are illuminated, for which the band uses well-known, but not old-fashioned techniques of the doomed metal world. For example, pleading clear vocals in the chorus, passages full of piano melodies or screeching guitar lines.
All this is not necessarily new, but skillfully implemented. The musicians' passion for this type of music is clearly audible, as is their professional approach to genre-specific, somewhat intricate and long-winded songwriting. With Amber Skies Part 1 you can get an impression FOR YOURSELF HERE .
Overall, the album looks organic and as if from a single cast, with individual songs having a playing time of 15 minutes. Less patient metalheads will probably be scared away, but genre lovers will get their money's worth. This is about atmosphere and immersion in dark, musical realms. Even if this is a bit difficult in midsummer, it is worth it.
Shroud Of Bereavement do little wrong with A Beautiful Winter , but also little new. The album is a tribute to the big names of the scene and is mainly aimed at brooding metallers who like to listen to slower tones. 7 / 10
Release Date: July 25, 2022
FFO: My Dying Bride, Shape Of Despair, Theatre Of Tragedy
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Short Bio:. A darkened musical vision created in 1995 by founding member Dan Robinson incorporating neo - classical elements such as piano, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, and female vocals layered with modern death, doom, and progressive metal.
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