Ukraine’s Inner Suffering returns again this year with a unique depressive black metal album titled Forlorn. Featuring dark riffs that change by track into almost rock style melodies, otherworldly vocals that sound like they come from beyond the grave and song structures that are not repetitive or boring, this album is a great DSBM release.
With lyrics of the usual depression, sorrow, sadness and melancholy, this could be lumped into the usual depressive black metal pile but this album features what almost borders on chaotic and math elements with the use of dissonant chords and abstract timing. The drums and guitars stand strongly through this album as they take the spotlight being something new and fresh in the DSBM scene.
The only fault I can find through this release is the vocals could be more present and louder but besides that, this is a truly solid and unique album. SadVoice is definitely onto something with his unique sound and if you are a fan of a different and otherworldly type of black metal, then this album is right up your alley.
Overall Score: 8.0/10
Review by Neil Andersen