Shade Empire – ‘Poetry of the Ill-Minded’ CD


‘Poetry of the Ill-Minded’ is a powerful release from Shade Empire, a Finnish symphonic black metal band. This album showcases the band’s ability to create a unique and captivating sound that blends black metal’s ferocity with symphonic elements and progressive structures. Fans of Shade Empire’s previous work, as well as those interested in exploring the depths of symphonic black metal, will appreciate the album’s complex compositions, atmospheric textures, and exceptional musicianship.

The tracks on ‘Poetry of the Ill-Minded’ feature a blend of black metal’s aggressive guitar riffs and blast beats, along with symphonic elements such as orchestration, choirs, and electronic soundscapes. The album’s concept, centered around the theme of insanity, adds a haunting and atmospheric dimension to the music. Lyrically, ‘Poetry of the Ill-Minded’ explores themes of mental illness, delusion, and the darker aspects of the human psyche, contributing to the dark and captivating atmosphere that permeates the entire release.

The musicianship on ‘Poetry of the Ill-Minded’ is exceptional, with each member of Shade Empire contributing to the album’s complex and dynamic sound. The intricate guitar work, thunderous drumming, and commanding vocals create a dynamic and emotive sonic experience that showcases the band’s enduring talent. The symphonic elements are also expertly executed, adding to the album’s epic and atmospheric qualities. The album’s production quality is noteworthy, ensuring that the various musical elements come together seamlessly for a well-balanced and polished presentation.

In conclusion, ‘Poetry of the Ill-Minded’ is a powerful and captivating addition to Shade Empire’s discography, demonstrating the band’s ability to push the boundaries of symphonic black metal. The combination of diverse musical elements, haunting atmosphere, and exceptional musicianship make this album a must-have for fans and newcomers alike. If you are seeking a thrilling and immersive listening experience that delves deep into the dark and complex depths of symphonic black metal, Shade Empire’s ‘Poetry of the Ill-Minded’ is an album that should not be missed.

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Weight 0.20 lbs
Dimensions 4.84 × 5.59 × 0.47 in



Shade Empire




Melodic death metal




Svante Forsbäck


Candlelight Records


June 30th, 2017




Compact Disk


01. Lecter (Welcome)
02. Wanderer
03. Drawn to Water – the Path
04. Thy Scent
05. Anti-Life Saviour
06. Map of Scars
07. Treasure (In Liquid Dreams of Mirror Universe)




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Shade Empire – ‘Poetry of the Ill-Minded’
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