Review Summary: An extremely underlooked Melodic Death Metal Record. If you like this genre, this is a must listen.
The sound of another world so dark and grim. Across the deep murky waters in the midnight fog is where you are headed. Melodic Death Metal at some of its finest. A Canorous Quintets Silence of the World Beyond is another under looked melodeath record, everything good about the genre packed into a solid well written and executed record.
First off this record never lets up and never gets stale. They keep things dynamic yet don't try to get overly flashy. You've got plenty of blazing tremolo riffs, sorrowful leads and brutal drums. A Canorous Quintet knows how to keep the songs moving in the right directions and never get lost. The drums are quite impressive, Fredrik Andersson pulls everything he knows out. A big part of what keeps everything dynamic in this record is his performance, from blast beats, to some catchy double peddle action and fills. Fredrik doesn't back down and let the rest of the music leave him in the dust. The only issue is the lower end of this record can get slightly lost behind the guitars, but it doesn't get to bad. The vocals from Mårten Hansen are no sinker either. While nothing really unique, he can let his brutal lows fire into a black metal style higher pitched scream which he does mostly throughout the record. But hes always making sure to fit perfectly with whats going on in the song.
Nothing like plain old good riffs. The writing is immensely impressive, for a band that stays in the higher parts of the frets, they never lose their brutal side. Finding different and unique ways to reach a brutal state. Fast picking and soaring leads blasting from every angle. With the drums they make perfect harmony with each other. But its not all heavy, they manage to fit in some dreamy dark acoustic guitars on a couple songs. Even if its just for a couple seconds, they almost let you breathe. Other than the gloomy moody intro which goes on a little longer in The Orchids Sleep, which launches perfectly back in the tremoloing blazing leads.
I just simply think the right people got together, they knew there instruments and what they wanted. They just played there ***ing hearts out and made a catchy and heavy Melodic Death Metal with a unique tone and plenty of things to offer. If you even slightly like this genre, this might be worth checking out. But if you are a die-hard fan of this genre this is a must listen.