Immense. Emotional. Gripping. Mature. All of these are adjectives which could be used to describe The What It Is To Be.
The atmosphere is tense and ominous, while simultaneously being subtly relaxing and full of emotion.
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The ride is dark, and often hopeless. I also find it cathartic.
This debut album sucks all the air out of your lungs and holds you under for the entirety of its forty minute run-time.
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.
I’m in awe of this album. It has grabbed me viscerally and thoroughly.
Let this album caress your psyche. Feel the yearning and the anguish, the joy and the bittersweet sadness.
This third full length by this new, yet prolific artist is a potent example of paying homage to past masters, while still creating something viscerally fresh in its horrifying darkness. Pay attention!