Phenomenally unique, a thoroughly impressive black metal opus comprised solely of relentless drumming, swirling piano arpeggios, pounding chords, and shrieking vocals that create an intensity you would not expect from something without the usual distorted guitars. Even with that intensity, the songwriting remains stellar, moving between chaotic dissonance and tornadoes of melodic insanity that are incredibly emotive and pleasing to the ear. This pushes black metal into exciting new territory.
One of the few bands that evokes a similar feeling to Xasthur but without feeling like a ripoff. Nihilistic, misanthropic, bitter, and depressingly harsh black metal. The noise of the raw recording, the demonic vocals, and the bitter melodies drive home a feeling of absolute despair, like a hammer pounding nails straight into the heart.
What a fantastically disturbing and addictive album, made from the strangest but most epic mix of sounds and genres. Evokes a similar feeling to the darker tracks of Porcupine Tree's "In Absentia", dealing with disturbed individuals from their perspective, with the sound and songwriting perfectly fitting that theme. This album deserves far more attention, and I can't wait to hear more from this band.