Day Before Us are a band that has been featured before in this zine with members from both France and Greece and play an etherial and ritualistic form of neo-classical on this recording and this is a review of their 2014 album "Crystal Sighs Of A Broken Universe" which was released by Twilight Records.
Operatic female vocals which are also a huge part of most of the songs start off the album and after a minute and a half rain sounds and keyboards are added into the music giving the album an avant garde feeling while still having a touch of classical and at times you can hear spoken word parts being utilized in certain sections of the recording which also give the tracks a ritualistic feeling.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and at time s the vocals give the music a very etherial and medieval feeling and at time s the music also brings in the atmosphere of a fantasy movie or video game along with nature sound s being brought in at times and as the album progresses the band also brings in a good amount of experimental elements along with a couple of instrumentals and towards the end Gregorian chants can be heard at times.
Day Before Us creates some very ritualistic and melancholic sounding neo-classical with this recording as well as adding in a very etherial, experimental and avant garde feeling at times, the production sounds very dark, while the lyrics cover darkness and mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Day Before Us and if you are a fan of neo-classical, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Along the Innermost Aisle" "A Message To The Sea" "Clytie, the oceanid" and "Orpheus Lament". 8 out of 10.