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DSKNT
PhSPHR Entropy
Type: CD
Company: Clavis Secretorvm
Release: 2017
Genre: Black
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Published: 10/23/2017
Discordant, misanthropic; the soundtrack to impending doom
When I see phrases such as "The most extreme metal you'll ever hear" or "The band offers up the soundtrack to the end of times" or anything of that nature, I tend to get a bit hesitant that the album will live up to such hype. With DSKNT's "PhSPHR Entropy", there's no worrying required because the band delivers some of the coolest, craziest and at times, eeriest black metal I've heard in a while. Some folks would just write this off as noise but if you take the time and listen, you can hear all sorts of layers going on that encompass chilling moments, nightmare voids and many other nightmarish realms. There is a heavy base of black metal that is used as a launchpad to other styles and interpretations throughout the release. This is one of the more interesting black metal albums I've encountered in 2017 as it isn't like anything on the market right now. So if you like your black metal bleak, weird and a bit foreboding, you will definitely want to get this album.
About this Writer:
Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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