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Company: Hypnotic Dirge
Reviewer: 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
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods
that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
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.
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.
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.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
There is much better metal out there.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.
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