The Pitch: One man atmospheric black metal project from Sweden releases debut EP.
What I Like: If you like depressive black metal, this will certainly put you in a dark mood. The guitars achieve a sorrowful wall of sound, and the underproduction of the drums makes for a nice effect. The vocals are fittingly mournful even in their 2nd wave harshness. The softer additions also provide some much needed dynamics.
What I Don't Like: I've just heard a lot of these albums, so it sways my opinion. I think for this specific subgenre I could have rated higher, but overall I personally am just on the hunt for things that are more innovative.
The Verdict: Eskapisten accomplishes what it sets out to do: bury the listener in a deep well of depression. This is a solid entry for the subgenre, but my own personal tastes leave me yearning for more substance.
Flight's Fav's: Ensamheten, Flykten