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  • Wilhelm

    I like this song, it sounds very good and the production seems very full and warm, very Agalloch-esque but that first main riff is almost an exact replica of something, I think “Limbs” from Agalloch. I hate when bands do this, and I highly doubt it’s coincidental.

  • Feytalist

    Well, you just namechecked about six of my favourite bands. There’s no way in hell I’m not checking this band out.

    And going by the review, this is my kind of music. Great stuff.

    • PropsToOrpheus

      I was going to leave this comment, almost verbatim. So I wont.

  • Grymm

    Damn… droning but beautiful.

    I’ll need to check out more from these guys!

  • Simon Shrimpton

    “It’s so cold and bleak it becomes suffocating, with no moments of rage or exultation to break the ennui. You wait for some kind of resolution or epiphany, and ultimately you dare to hope for hope itself, but none of these ever materialize and you’re left holding a ghost.”

    This passage convinced me I’d love the album before even listening to the embedded track. When I did those 6 minutes flew by in what felt like seconds. Epic and hypnotic.

  • Monsterth Goatom

    Ah, Doom. What is that draws us to such bleak music? Hope, I’d say. Because when you’re this low, there’s nowhere to go but up. Contrast that to top 40 radio, where life is supposedly nonstop sunshine and butterflies, and “Oh baby I want to hold you in my arms forever”.

    Great review. Will definitely check this out.

  • Dion Ka

    Love the bands you mentioned and then listened to the song. I very much like it! I’m going to listen to the album and see how the rest sounds.

  • Well, the rest of 2015 will be easy. I’ve found the #1 album of the year already. Im going to go slit my wrists now from this crusher…

  • Danno

    Terrific stuff.

  • Thatguy

    Excellent review and this sounds good – I will check this out further

    See, I’m not a totally miserable bastard – I just know what I like – like the rest of us

  • Carlos Marrickvillian

    I’d love to sit around and have a little cry to this, but right now Angra, Orden Ogan and Visigoth are viciously battling for control of the frozen tundra that is my unconscious.

  • This is a great listen, shoot to the top of my must-buy list. I’m even considering the extra expense of the vinyl.

  • tool

    That’s some bloody evocative writing. I had to blink away a few tears just to get through it.

    “…good luck sitting through it without running to your mommy for a hug”.

    “I just hope the guy is okay after recording this.” Brilliant.

    • tool

      Though the impression wasn’t instant to me, I’ve been very addicted to this album since hearing about it here. The 51 minutes fly by like nothing. It’s not as agonisingly dark as the review suggests, to me, but is beautifully mellow and bittersweet.

  • Luke_22

    Strong words for what sounds like a ridiculously draining listen. Really digging that track though, definitely going to investigate further.

  • Eddy Ferreira

    Just added it to my pre order list. Good stuff.

  • Diabolus_in_Muzaka

    Great read? Free. Great new album for the collection? $20. Steel Druhm finally seeing the light on Alestorm? Priceless.

    • I needed laughter. Does anybody remember laughter?

  • euthanatos

    This is nice. I like this.

  • Doomdeathrosh

    Its them Swedes again! and now they cry to make you cry! Just amazing!

  • madhare

    Thank you so much for this! Awesome new band for me. Had to head straight away to Bandcamp and buy the album. (Just checked your review of the earlier album as well, and probably have to get that one as well.)

    Sounds like one of the best gloomy-winter albums ever. I love it when bands are brave enough to stick to building a soundscape which lasts the entire album. So many other bands would have felt they need to put some raging, rocking, or even cheery songs to offer breaks from the gloominess. But no. Like you said, the album is one piece. And once you step in, there’s no way out from the blackness.

    **sighing at the epic sadness while smiling at how frigging glorious, sweet, and powerful that feeling is. like a caress of emptiness**

  • JohnC

    There are some albums that have come out in the past few years that make me really happy from just being so damn good. This album, though… I want to do that but at the same time the music is so bleak and depressing. Anyways, the fact that this album brings such emotion to me puts it easily into one of the best albums I have ever heard.

  • michael rodrigues

    better than enshine!