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  • AngryMetalBird

    that’s the kind of atmospheric black metal I like to listen to once the kids are in bed…. bought

    • The trials and tribulations of an aging metalhead.

      • I love Tribulation!

        • Monsterth Goatom

          I love Trials and Tribulation!

          • Good show ole’ boy. Good show.

      • The Calgary Nerd.

        I love Trials! Shame they weren’t signed. And then separated.

    • [not a Dr]

      My kids listen to Saor at breakfast, until they are ready to go to daycare/school. Whoever is ready first gets to pick what we listen to until everyone else is ready. Use this wisely.

      • AngryMetalBird

        I will give this a try… when the time comes. atm they are 3 and 20 months old…

      • Dr. A.N. Grier

        Mine always want King Diamond. Or Jorn. I will never forgive him for ruining my children.

        • [not a Dr]

          My daughters will sometimes ask for Anette-era Nightwish, Epica, The Gentle Storm, Eluveitie, Moonspell (Omega White) or Dreamgrave. But it gets drowned in Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.
          My son wants Caillou songs, but sometimes will ask me to put some WRA-WRA papa music.
          My oldest daughter recommended, with real concern in her voice, that I avoid listening to King Diamond because it could make me “become” crazy.

          • Dr. A.N. Grier

            All amazing.

      • Hideous destructor

        My boy is 2 and insists on Carolus Rex by Sabaton on the drive to nursery because the first two songs are about a lion and mittens.

        • One of my favorite driving albums too :)

    • I make my kid listen to black metal with me.

  • The drums on the embedded track are a touch on the silly side. Kinda breaks the depressing atmosphere whenever there’s a drum roll. I keep expecting an 80s pop star to start singing. Boy George maybe.

    • And listening to his catalogue, yes, yes he loves his drum roll. Holy smokes.

      This guy has a serious hard on for Burzum. And a dozen goth BDM bands from the 80s and 90s.

      • Dr. A.N. Grier

        He is typically the drummer for his other bands. So, it makes sense.

  • madhare

    Hmm. I’m not convinced with the embedded track. Instead of deep emotions, I’m feeling more like a… generic wallpaper of sound thing. The drums, as mentioned by others, don’t help. But it’s good enough that I want to hear the whole thing before making up my mind. And I really like the art. Thanks for the tip!

  • Wilhelm

    A couple of basic chords, a simple drum program/machine, some intelligible reverb drenched vocals, stretch this to 8+ minutes and we have a song! This isn’t selling me on the shoegaze black metal genre but I’ll admit I am enjoying the atmosphere, not bad at all!

    • Bart the Repairman

      Half an hour ago I’ve written this comment but had to walk away from my computer… Sounds familiar? :)

      “This post-atmospheric-whatevergazing genre is very convenient.

      You basically don’t compose melodies, don’t bother with counterpoint and arrangements, you just connect chords instead. You can play sloppy and hide it behind tons of reverb. You don’t need expensive gear to make good tone in the genre which is based on stains of noise. You don’t need a drummer, simple drum-machine patterns are good enough.
      Very little requirements for starting your own metal band.”

      • Shangsean

        I don’t really care if something is complicated or technical. If an entire album is made up of 2 chords and has a great atmosphere, then good. I think good chord progressions are the key in atmospheric black metal. Wolves in the Throneroom’s Black Cascade is very simple and repetitive at times, but it works in its favour. It’s an amazing album and quite hypnotic.

        Having said that, this sounds only average to my ears.

  • Monsterth Goatom

    I just hope he doesn’t give himself to Frequent Wind (Hello there Decaying!).

  • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr

    This band desperately needs Audrey Sylvain to join full time. The song Butterfly on Grief is the crowning achievement of this band and a big part of it is how the music work with Audrey’s voice and how that goes back and forth with Germ’s inherent background screams. If the rest of that album was as powerful as that song it would have been my album of the year, but it doesn’t sound like anything else they’ve done before and since.

  • Feytalist

    I knew his name sounded familiar! It’s Tim Yatras, one of the guys from Austere. So he’s certainly no stranger to this type of black metal.

    Just checked out his previous album, and damn, it’s good. I’ll be checking this out for sure.