Review: Prosperina - Faith In Sleep
However, the real treat on Faith In Sleep is without a doubt the slower doom laden sections. It's these sections where the albums earthly and epic productions are at their most effective. Temples carries with it a snazzy sense of grace and majesty with its icy dwindling riffs and crunching basslines has the same kind of beauty and grandeur of Isis while Hypnagog making use of harsh and intimate vocals in it's dragging and bleak riffs has a character of pure evil about it, conjuring up a song with the qualities of a painful journey to hell, which in the realms of doom metal is a fantastic quality to have. Also impressive is the instrumental title track, the most intimate track on the album which amongst the awesome roughness and epic soundscaping manages to highlight a sense of vulnerability and sensitivity in the music. It is very beautiful. It is in these tracks where the most shocking and dramatic elements allow themselves to emerge and anyone who is not completely entranced and shocked by the epic bridge of Snow Leopard with the intimate chanting of "Into the jaws of death we ride" probably doesn't have a soul.
Faith In Sleep gives me a reason to carry more faith in stoner rock since the fresh blood of the genre sounds as epic and unforgiving as many bands at their prime and Prosperina achieve this with a high sound of confidence and assurance with what they do. And when an album as outstanding as this is created, having such faith and confidence in a genre that is horrendously underrated and overlooked pays off well.
Prosperina's Faith In Sleep is out now via Maybe Records.