Result of the solo work of Australian musician Tim Yatras, Germ is an interesting project now in its third full length in four years. The post metal shoegaze, steeped in a strong component of depressive black, offered with this Escape is definitely well executed, intense and with a remarkable melodic taste, resulting so attractive to those who appreciate the first Alcest and, just to stay on the oceanic continent, another great one man band like Woods Of Desolation, to which he has lent his art on the album Torn Beyond Reason. After the intro, as usual, the title track turns out to be an excellent example of depressive marked by a sorrowful melody soiled by a heartbreaking scream, while the next I’ll Give Myself To The Wind slightly increases the rhythms opening towards more airy harmonies, before the alcestian Under Crimson Skies confirms the good predisposition of Tim to create solid and engaging songs from the emotional point of view. The Old Dead Tree, with its remarkable melancholic peaks, and the magnificent With the Death Of A Blossoming Flower instead enclose the different souls that go to make up the musical mosaic of Germ, before the shoegaze lightness of Closer puts an end to a work of considerable thickness. But, after all, when you come across discs weblog Prophecy, regardless of the proposed genre or geographic origin of the artists involved, you just have to close your eyes and be transported by one of the many expressions of a roster from the unique quality level.
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