|Cover art by Marcin Gadomski|
Entropia's Vesper is very well crafted Polish post-black metal. You can hear elements of sludge and shoegaze in the forceful, almost groovy drumming and the layered guitars. But mainly this is dynamic black metal, with strong gritty riffing, and keyboards that adds lots of chilling atmosphere without ever becoming overpowering.
Entropia is more blackened and aggressive than most bands with the "post" moniker, but the atmosphere is one of despondency, expressed by the desperation of the vocals and the song topics. According to this interview with Decibel the songs on Vesper deals with the concept that
"all kinds of people, be it a mathematician, physicist, poet, inventor or a philosopher, all of them, no matter how vast their knowledge is, how deep they understand human nature, they will always have to face loss and death, and there is no way around it, it’s just a matter of time"The best songs on Vesper ("Dante", "Gauss", and "Marat") are what I would call "perfect" music: Never boring, but not too fanciful or inventive either. They mix aggression and solemn beauty, and toy with your imagination in a most satisfying way. The instrumental "Vesper" is basically a longish intro to "Tesla", the most aggressive track on the album, but overall this is a great debut. Highly recommended.