Review of In Our Palace Divine, Ontario based melodic black metal solo band Vortesvin. Hailed as the bands quintessential release, In Our Palace Divine is a melodic black metal concept album. It tells a twisted love story through sinister riffs and soaring melodies. An absolute masterpiece of conceptual music, Vortesvin succeeds in telling a majestically dark fairy tale through a perfected crafting of melodic black metal.
Across the 8 tracks, a mournful yet angry tale of love, loss, hatred, scorn, madness and triumph is woven with blistering trem riffs, melodic solos, relentless drums, and a wide variety of vocal techniques. A sheer density and sense of deep narrative weighs heavily on this release, a dark and murky veil of fantasy descending upon the creative inspiration here. What is fact and what is fiction? Only the artist knows, and the listener must read heavily between the deftly written lyrics to discover for themselves.
Expecting even greater works from this bold and driven artist in the future, painting new audioscapes into the black metal genre.