Vesperian Sorrow - Psychotic Sculpture (Displeased Records) - Back
"Psychotic Sculpture" is the latest release by Vesperian Sorrow. In fact, it is the bands second full-length, and it is a very blackened release. Vesperian Sorrow's sounds can best be described as a mix of all black metal bands, which leads to them having their own sound, to a point. Some similarities can be heard in bands like Dimmu Borgir, ...And Oceans, Borknagar and Old Man's Child. But unlike most black metal bands, this one is from the United States; Austin Texas to be exact. The album consists of nine tracks and over fifty-eight minutes of music to its extreme. My favorite tracks are "Spiral Symphony" and "Astrodramatica." Some other tracks that I thought that were decent include "Into The Realm Of Dreams And Haunts" and "Arena Unorthodox." Vesperian Sorrow has played some pretty big shows, with some well known metal bands including Marduk, Borknagar, Samael, Old Man's Child, Enslaved, Immortal, Cradle of Filth, King Diamond, The Gathering, Katatonia, Anathema, Moonspell, In Flames, Morbid Angel, S.O.D., Opeth, Mayhem, Immolation and a host of others. This should tell you that these guys like to play shows with the big boys, and to continually play with such bands must also show that these guys do a great live show.

Rating: 82