Appropriately titled, Void Asceticism joins two of underground black/death's most challenging and uncompromising newcomers, Canada's GAROTTING DEEP and Sweden's FŌR. GAROTTING DEEP occupy the first side, and create a churning, hideous maw of haunting sound. Seemingly amorphous, the band's three tracks burrow different holes and then move elsewhere, the gutted frequencies shaking loose the listener's foundations. On the second side, FŌR plod forward ominously, their sludge 'n' trudge the sonic equivalent of urban decay. But then, explosions of bestial chaos abound, keeping the listener in a perpetual state of tension. Taken together, both GAROTTING DEEP and FŌR illustrate exactly what Void Asceticism means: moral collapse, soul sacrifice, eternal oblivion.
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This is still and by far one of the best black metal albums I've heard. It's rough, it's pure, it's cold and emotional to a point where everything starts to overwhelm you at once.
The bluegrass influence was new for me but it made it even more credible. Listen to The Long Road Part 1-3 and tell me your not stunned and blown away by this sheer amount of melancholic storytelling. Marcel Faust
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Creating a dark, heavy, and yet tranquil atmosphere, Bell Witch are quintessential Funeral Doom, and that without guitars. All their albums are, while slightly varying in tone and atmosphere, masterpieces of the sub-genre. Dragonsmoke
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Drowning the Light is basically my go-to modern source for raw black metal of the classic variety. The project has been remarkably consistent over the course of its innumerable releases; but this album right here, to me at least, is the absolute pinnacle. Cole “Master ov Crabs” Galando