Scythe - Blades of Forgiveness
Noise, Black Metal I will never be able to fathom how anyone can enjoy a mess like this. Scythe is a noise and black metal band with nothing about them on the web that I can - or care to - find. Now, I love a good dose of black metal every now and again. Moloch, Mayhem, Witcher, Sorrow Plagues are all bands that come to mind when I think of black metal. However, what they do well is they make sure that through all the grueling nonsense and occult themes that their music is actually heard. It's not just a noisy mess that no one will be able to appreciate. Sadly, Scythe does exactly the opposite. 

Blades Of Forgiveness is their most recent release via Bestiarie and it is a four track release which I do not recommend to anyone. Of course, the album has its moments (few and far in between) where I actually appreciate the sound. The beginning of 'A Room Empty But Full' was quite lovely until it got into generally inaudible static, and the drum work in 'N.O.N. (Nature Of Nothingness)' was pretty wicked, though being the only clean sound in the entire song made it sound like it didn't belong. 

However, if you're in the mood for a track where noisy guitar absolutely swallows all the musicianship of a band, then look no further than every other part of Blades Of Forgiveness. I can understand wanting to be raw black metal and fitting in with the scene, but this is like a high school kid slapping everything with a Five Finger Death Punch sticker they can find just to be able to say, "I fit in! I'm so metal!" No, you really aren't, just like this album isn't. 

Bring this back to the drawing board, make your music audible, make your talent noted. And do not drown out all of your sounds in ear blistering sounds that are not worth the headache they give. 
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Brutal Resonance

Scythe - Blades of Forgiveness

3.5
"Terrible"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2016 by Bestiarie
I will never be able to fathom how anyone can enjoy a mess like this. Scythe is a noise and black metal band with nothing about them on the web that I can - or care to - find. Now, I love a good dose of black metal every now and again. Moloch, Mayhem, Witcher, Sorrow Plagues are all bands that come to mind when I think of black metal. However, what they do well is they make sure that through all the grueling nonsense and occult themes that their music is actually heard. It's not just a noisy mess that no one will be able to appreciate. Sadly, Scythe does exactly the opposite. 

Blades Of Forgiveness is their most recent release via Bestiarie and it is a four track release which I do not recommend to anyone. Of course, the album has its moments (few and far in between) where I actually appreciate the sound. The beginning of 'A Room Empty But Full' was quite lovely until it got into generally inaudible static, and the drum work in 'N.O.N. (Nature Of Nothingness)' was pretty wicked, though being the only clean sound in the entire song made it sound like it didn't belong. 

However, if you're in the mood for a track where noisy guitar absolutely swallows all the musicianship of a band, then look no further than every other part of Blades Of Forgiveness. I can understand wanting to be raw black metal and fitting in with the scene, but this is like a high school kid slapping everything with a Five Finger Death Punch sticker they can find just to be able to say, "I fit in! I'm so metal!" No, you really aren't, just like this album isn't. 

Bring this back to the drawing board, make your music audible, make your talent noted. And do not drown out all of your sounds in ear blistering sounds that are not worth the headache they give. 
Mar 13 2016

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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