Palinopsia
Murmurs From the Well Nothing More EP

Palinopsia are unsigned band from US,  Vermont specifically,  and they bring their take of doom to the metal table with this EP release. They describe their music has blackened doom sludge and that is exactly what you are getting. The black primarily in the vocals with some death vocals scattered thru the songs and the doom mixed in with some sludge elements.

The songs are not drawn out 10-minute epics but quick (time wise, not speed) harsh blackened tales. Speaking of tales I’m not sure what the vocals/lyrics may be but I take it to be more of an esoteric affair judging by the album and song titles ( “Three Sisters”, “Slit”, “The Unturned Snare”).

I’m glad that this is an EP and being short and to the point because in the over all while well played and with enthusiasm it gets kind of samey sounding. I must admit I’m not a huge fan of the sludge spectrum of music and I may be a bit off in my assessment of the music but songs just kind of run a similar path. No lead breaks, no nature sounds, violins or acoustic interludes etc just straight to the point. I feel some fans of the Cascadian black metal scene may get into what they have to offer here.

The last 2 songs “Morning Hid the Hills” and “Celestial Rift” being the ones I enjoyed the most. While not bad by any means I would welcome a bit more variation on future releases. All in all a descent release and with its unique take on subject matter and visuals this could be something for you. Check them out on bandcamp.

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Written by Will 'Bones' Lee
June 24th, 2015

Comments

  1. Commented by: Jay

    I dig the hell out of this. Nice review. Your review definitely told me that I would like this Will, so killer job.

    “Slit” is easily my favorite tune on here. Love that opening riff and happy it’s repeated a few times onward.


  2. Commented by: Will "BoneS" Lee

    Hey glad you liked it, I was just recently listening to it further seeing if I missed anything. Ha ha


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