Another week has passed and another Wednesday is here. Lately I have been listening to a lot of Empyrium and it’s a perfect match for this week’s edition of Wednesday Tunes feature. This is one of those bands that you can prescribe a lot of metal sub-genres to it. Black metal, doom metal, symphonic metal, folk metal, neofolk, etc. All this is making my head confused, so I never want to go into serious details when it comes to metal sub-genres and rather leave it to metal geeks.
“Through the entire creation Empyrium runs like a thread through string: the love of nature, tragedy and romance.”
I remember hearing album “Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields” ten or so years ago and the only song I really liked back then was the intro, “When Shadows Grow Longer.” So many years passed by and this is still my all time favorite Empyrium song.
As I am getting older I really started to dig all this dark, acoustic metal style of music and “Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays” album is a perfect example of my most recent addiction. Can’t get better than tuning in some amazing medieval-ish music to break all the black and death madness that’s normally on high volume over here.
To date Empyrium released 5 studio albums: A Wintersunset… (1996), Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields (1997), Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays (1999), Weiland (2002) and The Turn Of The Tides (2014). I really hope there will pass way less time between fifth and sixth album than it did between fourth and fifth. World need more Empyrium. Period.
Before I leave you, I urge to go give these guys a listen. If you never heard for them before and even if you don’t like this style, start experimenting and become more open to other styles of metal music.
To start, you can listen to a lot of Empyrium music on their Bandcamp page.