...And The Physical Shape of Light Bled
Enslain Magazine Issue #7
Not often is a solo project able to sound so complete, so full. As a solo release, one is able to blend sounds that mix harmoniously, as they are all from the same mind, but often the finished thought is empty. Marcus Norman, the soul of Ancient Wisdom, isn't plagued by this problem, as each song represents a complete thought, and a different aura. Dynamic symphonic elements and softly played pianic pieces mix with creative guitar leads, strong drum backing and demonic chants. Often the songs are very dismal, but others are more up-tempo, more involving. It's hard to describe the depth behind these songs, as one must hear the dark splendor for themselves to truly appreciate the essential quality of Ancient Wisdom.
-- Lady Enslain