Although I was not impressed, I can’t say I wasn’t either. Being black metal of another brand, another space, another life, with a force of its own, Afar certainly engages its sound in the wingspan of a more peculiar and divergent style, that works perfectly at the unusual contrivance of the music. Like an abysmal force that predicts an urgent cataclysm, each and every track on Selfless comes with a pragmatic and fatalistic urge that materializes black metal by its own rules. With calm and serene moments as well, delivered by the serenity of an acoustic guitar, Afar’s music has a consistent soul at the core of its labor, being the main component of its art a formidable and sensible human discipline, that converges directly to the heart of its altruistic musical intentions.
As vivid as the colors of a horizon in a freezing morning, Selfless present to its audience a magnificent display of beautiful music, filled with the sincere desolation that impregnates the lurid atmosphere of the sound, having balanced correctly and precisely all the majestic elements – as disparate as they appear to be at first – that properly deliver the musical universe of an intense, multilayered, sagacious and primordial atmospheric black metal state of the art work.
A very good album, that precisely compels its sound to foster the values, the elements and the significance of the genre, Selfless, by Afar, is a very instinctive work, capable of pleasing each and every enthusiast of atmospheric black metal. With vigor, splendor, majesty, a surreal agony and a restless combustion that fuels the music with the wrath of an imperial storm and the philosophy of an endless winter, this album certainly can teach you directly and dynamically what atmospheric black metal really is!