Taking full advantage of the strengths offered by each member, the band have spawned a dark, bombastic creation, rich with feeling, and full of twists and turns.
My hope is that more modern industrial will once again find the harrowing, ominous soul of the genre, as these two projects clearly have.
It’s the type of album that can be hard to write about objectively, because it’s really more about how it grabs me and about how it makes me feel, than it is about particular riffs, rhythms, or anything else.
They are a raging alarm call of black metal might, in which Wrath shows himself to be at the height of his powers, even after all of these years and all of these releases.
There is nothing soft about either track, though there is plenty of skill displayed in the mauling they give us.
This demo is a truly excellent example of creating meaning and emotion within objectively difficult music.
Eerie, beautiful, powerful, meditative…all of these are appropriate descriptors for this spacey third track on Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations.
This is, I would say, first and foremost stoner doom, and it has a side order of prog mixed in as well, but it also carries that aura of sludge metal (or maybe Sludge Metal is more apt).
I can count on any Sentient Ruin release to be well crafted, challenging in some way, and aesthetically interesting.
This entity is death metal in its purest form, angry and hungry, eager to feed.