Today, I picked out a random album from the pile of releases to be reviewed. Yesterday's discussion came up in my mind since this is a one-man black metal band from England. Guess what? I was right. One-man bands can be just as good as others.
Not that I can present this album as an example to my friend. He despises metal, mainly because he doesn't understand it, like most metal haters. To him, this album would be just another slab of chaotic noise, while for connoisseurs, this is a fearsome, grim and haunting masterpiece, coated in pitch black and perfectly showcasing the sole member's darkest emotions. This is a terrifying album, cold, eerie and stinging. So, for people who understand the genre, it's an absolute must-have.
While the majority of the music here can be described as depressive black metal, you can find elements from death metal, doom and even industrial. Obviously, those elements add a lot to the level of variation on this album. But rest assured, this is a thick cesspool of haunting screams and piercing guitars. I'm not going into a song by song description but I have to say that I absolutely adore the lingering, knifelike 'Usurper in the House of God'. This is one extreme metal monster that I won't easily forget. So of course I will recommend checking this thing if you are into intense, dark and depressive music.