Pursing the endless cycle of filth and decadence, Lithuanian act Sisyphean temper their dissonant chaos with control and unshakeable conviction on this second full-length album.
The battle between what is inherent in the DNA to that imposed on you is excellently expressed. Sisyphean has an uncanny ability to merge the best parts of death metal with black metal and the subgenre of dissonance, The riffs and songs are excellent constructions of violence offset by speed and a mid-tempo pummelation that enshrouds the listeners and plunges them into the musical darkness.
‘’Sovereigns of Livid Hope’’, ‘’ The Descent’’ and ‘’Scorched Timeless” are mere examples of extreme metal that is honest, complete, and not without an ear for vast memorable passages. Everything is deliberate and so well thought out that it never feels overdone or overindulgent. Their intent is legion in its focus and rage, large in scope yet candid, unflinching Hearts of Mercury” blindingly intense in the portrayal of religion as a substitute for understanding.
Colours of Faith is not coloured by fantasy but the horrific nature of man and more importantly the things we use to make up for a lack of knowledge and our unwillingness to do so. It is inherently violent and gloriously heavy. Coloured by the world and reflections around them Sisyphean have crafted an album that is inherently brutal yet listenable all at once. Highly recommended.
Release Year: 2022
Label: Transcending Obscurity Records
Reviewed by Sparky