This is a review of another recording from Book Of Sand with the musical style being experimental, avant garde black metal with the album being called "The Face Of Waters" and released by Antithetic Records during the year of 2011.
"The Face Of The Waters" begins with some soft acoustic guitar playing which utilize finger picking and then the heavy guitar riffs, drums and high pitched black metal screams start kicking in while also keeping around the acoustic guitars and after awhile some violins make their presence known in the song.
'The Waters Above And Below" begins with some acoustic guitars and drums along with some distorted parts in the background which also leads up to some avant garde sounding classical violins and after awhile some high pitched depressive black metal screams make their presence known in the song along with some primitive guitar riffs being in the background.
"Falling Through The Firmament" begins with some depressive black metal screams before the drums, acoustic and electric guitars kick in along with some violins and saxophones as well as some dark and melodic guitar riffing.
"Be Fruitful And Multiply" begins with some acoustic guitars before the grim sounding screams, drums and saxophones start kicking in and you can hear some distorted guitars in the background of the song.
"The Oldest Master" begins with some violins, bass guitars and drum beats as well as some orchestra elements being utilized and a minute alter some high pitched depressive black metal screams start making their presence known in the song.
"Intelude" begins with some avant garde sounding pianos along with some sound effects in the background and serves as an intro for the nest song.
"The Gates Of Heaven" begins with some acoustic guitar playing along with some melodic clean singing vocals being utilized a few seconds later and halfway through the song guitar leads are added in.
Song lyrics cover Old Testament themes from an Atheist point of view, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this another great sounding recording from Book Of Sand and if you are a fan of avant garde, experimental black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Face Of The Waters" "Be Fruitful And Multiply" and "The Gates Of Heaven". RECOMMENDED BUY.