Sear Bliss - Letters From The Edge (EN)

Band: Sear Bliss (H)
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Hammerheart Records
Albumtitle: Lettes From The Edge
Duration: 50:54
Releasedate: 24.08.2018

Sear Bliss - Letters From The Edge (EN)

Founded in 1993, Sear Bliss from Hungary release their eighth full-length album now. "Letters From The Edge" will be published on August 24 via Hammerheart Records and it will be available on CD as well as on vinyl.

The album starts with an atmospheric intro, which turns into the first song "Forbidden Doors" after a minute.
Powerful riffs, hymnic solos and nagging vocals by András Nagy, who is also responsible for bass and keyboard, are supplemented with rhythm and tempo changes, which provide the necessary variety.

My personal favorite "Seven Springs" shows wonderful sound elements. At times it seems dreamy and playful, until it gets down to black metal again, where the shooting gallery rumbles and the ax fraction hits the strings.

Catchy tune passages mingle with classic Black Metal components, which are decisively influenced by the striking sound of the trombone and give the black frenzy the necessary dynamism and energy. The interaction of the instruments harmonizes here particularly impressively.

"Haven" surprised me, as the first riffs strongly reminded me of the German band Thormesis. However, that changed in the course of the song.
After about fifty minutes, the last notes of "Shroud" fade away and mark the end of this musical journey.

Sear Bliss shine on this disc with atmospheric melodies and typical sound elements. A very worthwhile prank, but it misses one or another highlight.

Rating: 7,5/10

Recommendations: Seven Springs, A Mirror In The Forest, Haven


01. Crossing The Frozen River
02. Forbidden Doors
03. Seven Springs
04. A Mirror In The Forest
05. Abandoned Peaks
06. Haven
07. The Main Devide
08. Leaving Forever Land
09. At The Banks Of Lethe
10. Shroud


András Nagy - Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Attila Kovács - Guitars
Zoltán Vigh - Guitars
Zoltán Pál - Posaune
Gyula Csejtey - Drums