Majesty of Silence
Zu Dunkel Für Das Licht


4.5
superb

Review

by Scuro F. STAFF
May 22nd, 2018 | 22 replies


Release Date: 05/25/2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dies ist keine Geschichte…dies ist der…

UNTERGAAAANNNGG!!! ***cue wicked riffs***

With that explosive introduction flawlessly recreated above, these Swiss maniacs plunge without hesitation into a swirling cauldron of potent sub-genres and fearless experimentation. Somewhat surprisingly, Majesty of Silence has existed in its current incarnation since 1996, having released their last album prior to Zu Dunkel Fur Das Licht in early 2006 before drifting into relative obscurity. The band subsequently entered into an extensive hiatus which was recently dissolved in 2016, and this latest effort sees the remaining members carrying the torch, exploring heretofore uncharted ground as a two-piece. Forging ahead through intimidating new territory, the duo display a great deal of technical maturation and a refreshing willingness to attempt some ridiculous combinations.

While it may be redundant to mention that the most preferable way for the uninitiated to acquaint themselves with Majesty of Silence is to sample a portion first-hand, that’s exactly what I’m going to suggest. Nothing can quite prepare a listener for the grandiose, theatrical, punishing atmosphere achieved on this ultimate comeback record, and to be quite candid, I'm having a hard time classifying it myself. Kingdom: metallicus ?Well that's a given. Phylum: gothica, class: blackia churchburnicus, genus: melodeathius ?Now that's bananas. The only thing that can be imparted with absolute certainty is that the Swiss know their cheese, and as a humble connoisseur, this is top-shelf cheddar. Operatic female vocals ally with sonorous synths, soaring together over the jagged foundations laid down by incessant double-bass blasting and hair-brained guitar wizardry. Black metal inspired tremolo picking coalesces with melodic solos, inventive lyrics, inhuman howls and just about anything else you can name. The result is a little bit messy, occasionally overbearing, but wholly satisfying nonetheless.

I wouldn't have it any other way.



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ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2018


11729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Irz3LJdoo1Q - a teaser trailer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YvHudZAD4lg - behind the scenes studio vid



https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/zu-dunkel-f%C3%BCr-das-licht/1386345067 - iTunes link

https://shop.rockshots.eu/en/home/1066-majesty-of-silence-zu-dunkel-fuer-das-licht.html - CD link

https://www.amazon.de/Zu-Dunkel-Für-Das-Licht/dp/B07D524WL6/ref=tmm_msc_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1527233120&sr=1-1 - Amazon MP3's

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2018


25947 Comments


I don't think I'd dig this, but fun review!

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Elynna
May 22nd 2018


397 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You piqued my interest, sound like something I would genuinely enjoy

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ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2018


11729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks for reading guys (: @TheSpirit I actually have a feeling you might like this man, it's kinda like CoF mixed with Immortal.

Alastor
May 22nd 2018


2094 Comments


Dies ist kein review...

jk, will check as soon as this streams.





ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
May 23rd 2018


11729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Haha, hope you dig it (:

brainmelter
May 23rd 2018


6627 Comments


whoa what is this

EphemeralEternity
May 24th 2018


3238 Comments


very nice review my brethren

Hawks
May 24th 2018


73518 Comments


Gotta hear this.

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ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2018


11729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Comes out tomorrow homies m/

Dimorphic
May 24th 2018


990 Comments


Where can I find this? Couldn't see it on Spotify or youtube. Nice review.

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CugnoBrasso
May 24th 2018


749 Comments


I genuinely can't wait to hear this

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2018


11729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL65cD9ITApLjloA7rD1Pzr2SUTwPX7Im5



Album's out guys



http://smarturl.it/ZuDunkel

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 25th 2018


24913 Comments


Kingdom: metallicus ?Well that's a given. Phylum: gothica, class: blackia churchburnicus, genus: melodeathius ?

lmao love this dude. your whimsical tone is always a pleasure to read! (even if this is NOT for me)

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2018


11729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Cheers con (: that means a lot

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 25th 2018


24913 Comments


u mean a lot (:

Asdfp277
May 26th 2018


21313 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cool stuff !

SomeGuyDude
May 29th 2018


374 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dayum.

SomeGuyDude
May 29th 2018


374 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dayum.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
May 29th 2018


11729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nice rating



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