Genre: Black Metal
Label: Nekrogoat Heresy Productions
2010 saw the release of Prayer of the Dying’s newest fist to the face of the world. Entitled In Silence and Grief We Decay, the album sees Prayer growing in their signature sound, showing Martin’s greater assuredness to his own abilities.
The biggest showing of growth, to me, is the vocals as well as the general arrangements of the songs. Martin’s voice is much stronger on this CD, with a greater range of tonality and emotiveness. The riffs are coming together a little more fluidly as well, making the disc seem less like a patchwork riff collection and more of a planned out album.
If you’ve heard Prayer of the Dying before, and liked it, definitely check out In Silence and Grief We Decay. It’s more of what’s great for the band. If you’ve never heard them, this is a perfect place for you to begin your journey into Martin Ciappara’s vision of black metal.
8 out of 10.
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