Atmospheric and moody, As Light Dies create darkly melodic compositions that take the Melodic Black Metal theme and add some interesting twists to make it their own. Avant Garde and Gothic/Depressive Black Metal influences come together across this very professional album.
Mournful cleans accompany jagged screaming growls on their journey from tragedy to tragedy, like dark tourists in a town of pain.
Quality guitar work is apparent from the off with Blackened rhythms being performed alongside emotive leads. The songs aim for maximum emotional impact whilst retaining the bite of their Black Metal core.
The album has a good sound and everything sounds clear and punchy, allowing the band the room to spread their creative wings with freedom.
The keyboard highlights work with the music instead of dominating it and add texture to the already expressive guitar work.
This album is well-written and well-performed. Check them out.