A very personal and poignant work that differs significantly from other SHRINE releases, being a lot heavier in atmosphere with a lingering gloom and largely saturated with negativity. Exploring the burden of the human ego from a personal point of view, it aims to expose a different take on Freud's "Death Drive" theory. Delve into the depths and let Shrine guide you through its singular shadow world.
The shadows of the old city creep upon you as you delve deeper and deeper into its depths. What horrors to see, what marvels to behold? Codex grasps your throat and pulls you further down into this twisted travesty of reality. At no point it looses tension, keeping you on your toes with sounds from another dimension. Is this real? Or is it the sick dream of an ancient god? Whatever it is, an ambient highlight it is for sure, a powerful statement and a new benchmark for the genre. Rindenberg
It's a dark journey through dim places that used to be inhabited by creatures from outer space or by some forgotten gods fallen into oblivion. You can see the light from times to times even in the darkest of places... Wasn't really into Ambient before but I feel that the whole album incorporate well into a death metal playlist it makes for a great hiatus between some more demanding materials. Th3G00D