A resonant and reflective conclusion to the Chaucerian Legend series. The tracks are robust, melancholic, and inspire contemplation. With every offering, this project has become more cohesive and realized, and the song arrangements on this album are some of the best of Chaucerian Myth. I am grateful for this project as a whole, for its execution and its aims. The journey may be finished, but the pilgrimage is never done.
This album has strong energy. Strong beats and guitar lines bend a dirty urban shadow over some fine lyrics.
Gothwave with grit, lacking entirely the empty posh that has undermined other bands of this ilk in the past.
Principle of Pain is infectious, and while it will certainly appeal to existing fans of this sound, it definitely stands on its own in a world over-saturated with empty throwback bands and regressive pop music.
Hiemal has been weaving sorcery for a long while, and this is the most potent to date.
The blending of nature and synth is sublime, and the tonal subtleties captured and expressed here speak of deep experience with vastness and solitude. The music seems to pour out of the painted world of the cover art.
Really fine debut. Ambient and acoustic passages are reflective and sylvan, and the heavy sections serve to advance the nocturnal narrative. This type of music is very easy to cheese, but Firmament demonstrates careful attention to songwriting and ambient detail that supports a unique vision; a genuine journey through the wonder of night, and a reckoning with the spiritual ephemera that results from such a journey.
Wonderful and expansive effort to encapsulate one of the most dynamic pieces of literature in the English language. Ambient and synth folk will gain something from the journey, as might curious scholars and readers, who want to here CM's interpretation of a specific tale. CM makes a genuine effort to evoke the mood and personality of each pilgrim and their tale, which makes certain tracks more pleasant, while others are more discordant and eclectic.
A vigourous and blackened effort. Nothing contrived here; honest Black Metal in an older mold. Darkthrone's middle period comes to mind, "Total Death" and "Ravishing Grimness," but that comparison only serves to highlight the rawness and dedication of this killer ep.