The Russian Melodic Doom band Янтарные Слёзы (romanized “Jantarnye Slëzy”) know also under their English moniker AMBER TEARS, has been around since the early 2000s and “When No Trails” is only their third full-length album so far. The Folk or Atmospheric vibe doesn’t come from a use of particular melodies or song-writing approach, rather, it is an aura or mystique integral to the music. Russian band takes the Death/Doom cake so far this year as far as I’m concerned. AMBER TEARS don’t do anything out of the ordinary in terms of melody or songwriting, but everything is “on point” in the songs and on the album.
Evgeny Zorichev– Bass