The female voice is so mild and clean right alongside guitars that went well in unison of the rest of the recording, which illustrates an influence of many bands in it's genre maybe Opeth with a milder tint to it and tempo changes that were not wholly drastic or intense whatsoever. They seem to dwell on melody, which governs the captivity of progressive mellowness which never seems to catch too much fire with exceptions of course. The overall intensity of the album has to do with heart and passion, without melidiciant mobilizations. Expect much like progressiveness in dynamics, nothing further.
To give this album a superbly high rating would make me pause in a sense that it's follow-up shows better stride to achieve a sound quality that's extremely eloquent in metal intoxication. Meridian I is a good follow up from the actual first release that the band made. Definitely an eloquent step up, the guitars and piano efforts expanded the music to make it more invigorating with a voice that leads the way like no other. Not much lead guitar work here, a modicum of amounts of it on here, but not the forte. I'd say they're more like melodies, not leads. Leads they seemed to shy away from and focus just on the meshing of the overall sound to depict utter tranquility and peace, even though it's still considered metal.
I did like this album quite a bit because it was so solemn and deviantly flowing with soul and not reflecting evil coreness that other bands within this genre are notorious for. Meridian I is so damn tranquil, it's really an amazingly calm and it would be unethical to give it lower than a C rating. It deserves so much more because it's filled with passion in primacy and a gentle touch of reality within the realm of a sea of modality as fixated on the core of moderate metal. You have to hear the essence here because it's one to put such gentle air on it's totality. The female vocalist shines so much in an endearing way that suits the music with such pride.
Captivating, moderate, and a sea of essence that is flowing with such potential in songwriting featuring words that don't penetrate or show any type of horror to them. It's really like listening to a classical artist just in a metal realm. Bar chords featured alongside some moderate amounts of lead guitar that isn't entirely omniscient. A definite worth of listening to by fans that appreciate a metal band to be more oriented to extreme emotion with melody, not an overabundance of heavy guitar work. The guitars, vocals, piano and drums fit neatly in an uncastrated sense of metal immortality. Creative, ambient core of a release.