When in quest for a resurgence of energy after waking up, ‘Congenital Vice’ by Dark Waters End proves to be an exemplary aid in that regard. It’s a very progressive song in nature. Its elaborate production showcases the heavy guitars in full oscillation from left-speaker to its right. One hearing it initially may consider it too messy or involved, but that’s just the nature of the group’s beloved complexity. A wordy song, yes, but there’s also a lot of technical efficiency in the solos. The drums are all over the place and there are so many subtle changes going on due to the common alterations of atmosphere and velocity. I can hear a slight Voivod influence in their manner of constructing a song, albeit without the eccentricity and excessive employment of diminished scales prevalent in their sound. Overall it’s a strong and diverse release from Dark Waters End and a storming addition to one’s metal collection.
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