Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Amber Asylum

Bitter River (Profound Lore Records)

By Nate Seltenrich
Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Despite the nagging sense that Amber Asylum's neo-classical concoction of angelic vocals and suggestively sinister strings could at any moment break into all-out metal, Bitter River is a profoundly calming, almost meditative experience. The metal hunch is not far off: producer and multi-instrumentalist Kris Force worked for years with Oakland experimental group Neurosis.

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