WINDHAM HELL - WINDOW OF SOULS - MORIBUND
After a prolonged period of silence, Moribund Records has appeared again with a new release in the form of Windham Hell's second album. I remember the weirdness of the project's debut and in terms of ambience, atmosphere and an avant-garde sound this one is by no means inferior. The duo is very talented and creates an original opus based upon love of nature and majestic slopes. The basic sound is a mix of classical metal (a la Crypt Of Berbers), proficient guitar soloing (Malmsteen-like no less), plenty of moody ambience and a raw grinding harshness. This adds up to no less than a strange description and such is the band's nature. Yet so in essence is Windham Hell, and thus those considered curious should seek this grimly-designed disc out. - Ali "The Metallian"