Release DetailsLABEL Cold Meat Industry
RELEASED ON 2/14/2005
All My Faith Lost
As You're Vanishing In Silence
posted on 2/2005 By:
When All My Faith Lost does a gig, you can bet there is no pit involved. In fact, I’d be surprised if any of the “guests” (as opposed to drunken, sweaty fans) even leave their seats. Not only is this band not metal, it’s not even remotely heavy. That doesn’t mean that metal fans that have a taste for unusual music from other genres won’t find As You’re Vanishing In Silence appealing though, as sometimes completely non-metal stuff is more appreciated around here than the not-quite metal bands.
All My Faith Lost is an Italian duo that plays gentle and ethereal acoustic material consisting of guitar, flute, violin, piano, and a bit of synth, and includes no percussion of any kind. Calling this music mellow is on par with saying the Pope is a little under the weather--this is background music for studying/working, going to sleep, or trying to ride out an anxiety attack. The instrumentation is often sparse and quiet, but more frequently intricately layered. The vocals are evenly split between the male and female members, although one or the other sometimes plays a more prominent role on any given song. The fragile compositions develop and swell, becoming more intense and interwoven, almost like Isis overdosed on Percoset, poetry, and Windam Hill. Without question, As You’re Vanishing In Silence is artsy as hell, and some will also find it annoyingly pretentious. To wit, some of the band’s past work has been based on the poetry of James Joyce and John Keats.
I wouldn’t recommend that anyone buy this without first checking out the mp3 samples available at Cold Meat Industry’s website. At nearly an hour long, few will be able to get through As You’re Vanishing In Silence in a single sitting. Still, this is an interesting selection as a palate cleansing album, and if nothing else you can use it to try to trick your family into thinking you’re a highbrow artistic type, rather than a belligerent, knuckle dragging heathen. But we all know differently, don’t we?
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