Roel de Haan : Grey Heaven Fall is a Russian band and this ‘Black Wisdom’ is their second album to date and what a killer album this turned out to be! Taking cues from mostly French acts such as Deathspell Omega, Aosoth or Blut Aus Nord, Grey Heaven Fall comes charging in with barrage of dissonant and complex riffing, a hard-hitting modern production and bone-chilling growls. But, Grey Heaven Fall have more tricks up their sleeves. Without hesitation or shame they experiment with jazz parts, intricate but stylish guitar solos and even beautiful leads like in the song ‘Spirit Of Oppression’. The implementation of these elements is smooth and natural sounding and therefore makes perfect sense. On ‘Black Wisdom’ Grey Heaven Fall takes a familiar framework and adds subtle details and interesting deviations from the norm to build an entire new structure that does not feel alienating, but fresh and comfortable even for those who dwell in the everdark realm of French black metal. Highly recommended!