Sunday, November 28, 2021

Single Review: Upon Shadows "Virtus Dormitiva" (Independent) by Corban Skipwith

Band: Upon Shadows
Location: Montevideo
Country: Uruguay
Genre: Dark metal
Format: Digital track
Label: Independent
Release date: October 18, 2021
In the dark corners of music, you can find just about anything your heart desires. This single is for the ‘pessimist’ in you who just wants to watch the world burn.
-Virtus Dormitiva by Upon Shadows
So this is a single that was released this year with some pretty interesting sounds to go along with it!
Firstly, you have that dark undertone of Ambient, Goth, Electronic and Black Metal influences. The main stage sets the electronic and ambient vibe with those harrowing and morbid synths and passages gliding like the wind throughout the track.
When the vocals kick in that’s where I feel the Goth/Black Metal influences take shape, kind of a mix between the orchestral style of Cradle Of Filth mixed with some internals of HIM or Type O Negative to really invoke that depressing sound of despair and darkness.
I think the combination although unlucky really make for an interesting track, one that won’t necessarily hype you up but if listened to in the right place and space would make for an engaging piece of sound combined with the aesthetic it brings with make for an ‘experience’ rather than just a single listen.
Give it a try today! Corban Skipwith

Tamara Picardo: Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Natalia Arocena: Bass

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