Wilt contains four songs. The best one is definitely the first one, the already mentioned “Autumn Veil”. This song is really beautiful; it is characterized by a slow tempo, but it is at the same time very intense and engaging, thanks also to a certain melody that pervades the whole song. In this song the black metal component is prevalent. The structure of the song is simple but it is a well-done atmospheric black metal. After listening to this song one would expect that the EP continue with as beautiful songs and one hopes to have found out a small masterpiece. But it is not so and we remain disappointed; after the first song the level drops considerably. First of all, one is a kind of wrong-footed by a clear change of course: from the second song on the doom element becomes prevalent. Thus we need to change our minds and realize that it is a doom metal EP we have in our hands. But this is not the problem; the problem is that the EP suddenly becomes boring, regardless of the genre. The remaining three songs try to awake one’s interest by creating variation through the alternation of fast tempos with slow and meditative parts, but the atmosphere is in general much more doomish than in the first song. Except “Autumn Veil” there is little to say about the rest of the EP because it does not say anything. The tracks from 2 to 4 do not leave any trace in the mind and the memory of the listener.
In conclusion, the first song “Autumn Veil” makes Wilt a good debut, which would otherwise be completely dull and uninvolving. The other three songs on the EP do not remain engraved on one’s memory.
Wilt was released on November 9, 2012 through Winter Wolf Records.
1. Autumn Veil 06:18
2. Cold Misfortune 06:52
3. Empyrean 11:10
4. Pale Consternation 05:27
Brett Goodchild - All instruments
Jordan Dorge - Vocals