After a conceptual album about existencialism ("Nausea"), Imber Luminis is back with a brand new album based on Charles Baudelaire's own magnificent poem "Le Voyage".
Named "Contrasts", the album is a superb piece of post black metal - luminous and bright - contrasted (sic) by emotional vocals as we are used to hear from mastermind Déhà.
You can expect a highly atmospheric and varied album, a grand successor for "Nausea" indeed.
Nightfall's Lament is as Ocean of Grief as it gets as far as the music and atmosphere go. These rat bastards once again takes it to new heights, filling your mind with doom and riffs tinged with black metal, through and through. The riffage compliments one another, with some feeling amped up than often leading into the cold and frosty ones . Old Man Doom
It would be hard for me to recommend this EP more highly; the idea is very novel and intriguing, and the music lends itself to the concept quite well. A feeling of mysticism and rage manifests itself throughout, evoking the imagery perfectly.
It's not easy to pick any one song as a favorite, considering how solid every track is. The opening track, though, is a great demonstration of what they're all about and contains what I consider the most memorable melody on the album. Catchy stuff. Cici
At first I liked this less than the debut but it’s actually really good, though quite different. Atmospheric metal fans would do well to invest in them both. Really strong keyboards, synths, etc. on both releases.