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Band
None
Title
None
Type
LP/EP
Company
Hypnotic Dirge
YOR
2017
Style
Black
7/1/2017 - Review by: David Loveless
Thirty minutes of bleak, depressive black metal!
None's self-titled album is a gem amongst the depressive black metal community. If not done right, this can be an extremely boring sub-genre. However, across 3 songs and 30 minutes worth of music, None deliver some of the coldest, bleakest, yet very melodic black metal that I've heard in a while. The songs simply called "Cold", "Wither", and "Suffer", None lets the music take over to bring ample meaning to those song titles. The album is also beautifully produced so that everything can be heard in the mix, without sounding over-produced. I highly recommend for anyone that loves black metal to check out None and support this epic release.
Recommended for fans of: Forgotten Tomb (early), Xasthur, Depressive Black Metal
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: NONE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Life Has Gone On Long Enough
2018
Hypnotic Dirge
David Loveless4/18/2018
4
Life Has Gone On Long Enough
2018
Hypnotic Dirge
Greg Watson6/2/2018
2
None
2017
Hypnotic Dirge
David Loveless7/1/2017
4

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