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Cistvaen - At Light's Demise



8.1 | 107 votes |
Release date: 5 April 2024
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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01. At Light's Demise
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03. The Epitaph
04. Time The Mournful
05. Bleak House
06. Silver Birch
07. The Blind Observer

Top 20 albums of 2024: 9

Staff review by
AndyMetalFreak
Rating:
8.6
As stated by John Steinbeck in The Winter Of Our Discontent, "It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone", and this is true for Cistvaen; here, they offer atmospheric black in the darkest of forms with At Light's Demise.

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published 12.04.2024 | Comments (7)

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08.04.2024 - 10:04
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
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What a wonderful album, I was kinda expecting something dark and grim and a bit more blackened, but this is so beautifully melancholic. It's like a combo of DSBM and death doom rather than atmospheric black imo, the guitar work is mesmerizing, there's so many beautiful melodies, and it's such an incredibly passionate performance.

Edit: This is officially my first 9 rated album this year, one hell of a release!
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08.04.2024 - 23:52
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 08.04.2024 at 10:04

What a wonderful album, I was kinda expecting something dark and grim and a bit more blackened, but this is so beautifully melancholic. It's like a combo of DSBM and death doom rather than atmospheric black imo, the guitar work is mesmerizing, there's so many beautiful melodies, and it's such an incredibly passionate performance.

Edit: This is officially my first 9 rated album this year, one hell of a release!


DSBM + Death/Doom? I'm going to check this out!
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09.04.2024 - 11:38
Rating: 7
musclassia
Staff
I do hear doomy passages (more in the earlier parts of some songs), but it is perhaps more so atmo-black/blackgaze to my ears, particularly in the latter stages of the songs that have a lot of dainty tremolo melodies. Still, having those extra doomy elements do add a certain something to it compared with more straight atmo-black
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10.04.2024 - 22:26
Rating: 9
glizda00
Beautiful compositions. I pick my jaw up off the floor after the first listen. I wish for more such wonderful debuts.
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11.04.2024 - 23:03
Rating: 8
Ch'ti
I'm not a big fan of atmospheric black metal but this one touch me deeply.
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18.04.2024 - 13:32
Rating: 10
Tel3tubby
An AOTY contender right here.
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