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I’ve found something that could be the next big thing.
Undeniably intense, Panopticism requires determination and strength, but rewards the listener who takes up the challenge. The gauntlet has been thrown down. Will you take it up?
They have created a graceful creature, ready to lead you on a journey of discovery. Allow them to do so.
Sheer sonic obliteration.
They’ve taken the venom they normally spew, distilled it, and slowed it down.
The EP is visceral in a way that few are. Take the time to listen to the entirety of this release.
Shadow follows you from birth, only growing longer and more inescapable (and black) as the years pass. Optimism is for those who have lost touch with reality; the curve of time becomes the cutting scythe sooner or later!
I listened to this EP about three times in a row, non-stop…unable to stop, really.
What a ride this album has been, and what memories remain of the wonderful imagery that has been painted for you during this trip. Expect this record to stand the test of time… and be something that will live on as one of the greatest splits in recent history.
Equally capable of drawing you into a zone of thoughtful contemplation, as they are able to straight up punch you in the mouth, repeat listens reveal a quality of craftsmanship that I missed in my first listen.
Always a visionary project, Today Is The Day shows a deep and abiding maturity on No Good To Anyone.
“Because the music demanded it. The album would be really bad if I decided to go full blown old-school.”
the end ot the 10’s and the beginning of the 20’s should be taken as an opportunity to reflect on where we came from and re-evaluate where we’re going.
Listening to the album straight through is a workout, both harrowing and exhausting, but the payoff is very worth it.
Blackened melodies and blast drumming will drag you into the abyss where all hope will be lost and all you’ll have is your sanity, which in itself is also slipping away.
…now, do you know that feeling when you are in a plane that accelerates on the airway in order to get the necessary boost for lift off? Yes, that one, when the G-forces bury you into the chair. Get where I’m going, right?!
There is little respect for reason or allowance for understanding in this music. You are at the mercy of their dream, their nightmare.
You can call it post-whatever, but honestly speaking, this is an absolute masterclass of Atmospheric Black Metal, where the calmer interludes always add to the music and do not serve as fillers.
Early days though it may be (relatively speaking), the project has enough of a discography to prove their chops as nightmarish innovators.
Fast forward to the present day and the Germanic black metallers have stepped it up quite a bit to give us a new offering in the form of Lokabrenna.
Dubbed as Thermodynamic Oceanic Black Metal, the project rolls through a vast multitude of styles, all shored up on the coral reef of black metal.
Band - Live Suffer Die Album - A Voice From Beyond Death Country of Origin - USA/Canada Genre - DSBM Release Date - March 20, 2020 Label - Moribund Records Author - Hayduke X The album A Voice From Beyond Death is one of the most harrowing listening experiences...
Unrelentingly feral, listening to dai-ichi is akin to being stalked by a predator in the wild. They haven’t caught you yet, but when they do, you already understand the savagery that will ensue.
What I like about this album most, is the serene tranquility that creates a false sense of hope before creating a wave of what I could only describe as a mournful bliss.