Scream in Emptiness
Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Music
Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal
My interest in Russian black metal came about after listening to bands like Old Wainds, with the cold and bleak atmosphere that their music often invoke. What we have here then, is Russian atmospheric black/doom metal band Antropophobia's debut release, Scream in Emptiness, which features a sole member, Dmitry, behind the band.
As the album opens, the heavy, bassy and fuzzy guitar tone greets the listener, with a semi-aggressive track in the form of opening self-titled track. While most albums fail to attract the listener through the usage of weaker opening tracks that are either not fast or aggressive enough, Antropophobia presents a different issue. The aggressive track seemed slightly out of place, with the guitar tone that doesn't come across as biting enough, and the heavy atmosphere that reeks of depression…