Black metal that tends to wander and lose its way at times
'Conscious Darkness' is an album that is frustratingly enjoyable. I know that sounds like an oxymoron and for all intents and purposes, it is. But in regards to this album it is quite fitting. The band mixes classic black metal with more avant garde sounding passages and do both equally well. The vocals are a good mix of black metal screeches, clean singing and tortured vocals. When it comes to the songs though, some of the tracks tend to meander aimlessly at times and run on for much longer than necessary. While I enjoyed listening to the album, the tedious trails that I went down at times caused me to lose focus and interest rather rapidly.