An interview with Carl Skildum regarding his recent Inexorum release.
From start to finish, I want to sit with my eyes closed, in a dark room while the music pervades every fiber of my being. I would walk away a changed man I would wager.
The music is also most reminiscent, to me, of free jazz, finding inspiration in many different styles of music, past and present, and then gutting them, turning them on their head, and subverting them in the most difficult ways.
Though beautiful at points, Last Bastion of Cowardice is never a comfortable listen, nor should it be. That wouldn’t be Northless.
There is so much going on with this album that it takes repeat listens to really dig in, but those repeat listens are so worth it.
The album showcases the particulars of the Yellow Eyes style, including the way they take the majestic, mournful sound generally found in the Cascadian subgenre, and turn it inside out so that it becomes a ravaging sickness worming its way through your brain.