The Anatomy of Melancholy (Анатомия Меланхолии) - Moy Bog (Мой Бог) - Album Review - Melancholic Metal from Russia

The Anatomy of Melancholy (Анатомия Меланхолии) - Moy Bog (Мой Бог) - Album Review - Melancholic Metal from Russia

Today we are featuring a promising melancholic metal band, The Anatomy of Melancholy (Анатомия Меланхолии), from Russia, with, "Moy Bog" (Мой Бог) their latest studio album.

It was back in the late 90s I started living on Soviet soil and learned a lot about the Slavic culture, mainly influenced me with their dark, artistic perspective among many other things. It didn't take a long time for me to like The Anatomy of Melancholy's latest album, Moy Bog, these Russian gentlemen surely deserve good things in the future.

Moy Bog basically contains all the great parts from melancholic, melodic, and post-metal influences in one piece, accompanied by an impressive but familiar sound design, industry standards production, and commercial value. The album sounds quite familiar at first, but can't deny enjoying listening to this sound very much even though it wasn't my favorite genre. Nobody can argue with the sound production, Moy Bog immediately leaves a mark in your memory with its massive sound.

Musically, you hear familiar, atmospheric, and dynamic sections in a powerful story, flow beautifully all along the way without losing anything about its fresh feeling. The collective is talented, separated themselves from others with their characteristic vocals and geographic origins above everything else. Their vocalist Алексей Шипулин (Aleksey Shipulin) is an impressive vocalist, also experienced and professional enough to perform such vocals on this album. I loved his specific vocal mix and character, really enjoyed listening to vocals in Moy Bog. He is talented at singing both melodic and growling, mainly using his melodic side, and creating a special feeling by combining vocal lines from both low and high octaves. Aleksey reminded me of one of my favorite vocalists with his vocal character, Василий Переверзев of ТОЛ and Эркки Сеппянен (Erkki Seppänen) of Курск.

On the other side of the coin, The Anatomy of Melancholy has the necessary foundations in their musical origins on this album, you can easily define the music and tell what's special about the collective. I don't have much whenever I think of their weaknesses, but focusing on improving more characteristic sound for the band's upcoming records would be the smartest thing to do.

When I put all these into account, It was a great pleasure and experience listening to Moy Bog album. This album talks highly of this collective and represents them properly, The Melancholy of Anatomy should be proud. Thanks for reading.

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