S U M M A R Y . R E V I E W S
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.
Note: Reviews are graded from 0-5, anything higher or not showing is from our old style.
Scores, however, do not reveal the important features. The written review that accompanies the ratings
is the best source of information regarding the music on our site. Reviewing is opinionated, not a
qualitative science, so scores are personal to the reviewer and could reflect anything from being
technically brilliant to gloriously cheesy fun. Demos and independent releases get some slack since the bands are often spent
broke supporting themselves and trying to improve. Major releases usually have big
financial backing, so they may be judged by a heavier hand. All scores can be eventually
adjusted up or down by comparison of subsequent releases by the same band. We attempt to
keep biases out of reviews and be advocates of the consumer without the undo influence of any band,
label, management, promoter, etc.
The best way to determine how much you may like certain music is to listen to it yourself.
ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: NONE
DATE None None 2017 David Loveless 7/1/2017
ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: NONE
No Full reviews currently exist for them.
ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: NONE
No interviews currently exist for them.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE BLACK STYLED RELEASES:
Total Reviews: 1219
Total Different Bands: 1107
Total Styles: 13
< > Style List
< > Reviewer Breakdown
Total Companies: 426
Top Company Reviews:
Nuclear Blast - 72 Century Media - 44 Metal Blade - 37 Massacre - 35 Napalm - 32 AFM - 29 Frontiers - 25 Mighty Music - 23 Pure Steel - 20 Prosthetic - 17 Transcending Obscurity - 16 Candlelight - 15
< > Full Company Breakdown
Total Styles: 13
Death - 205 Hard Rock - 165 Black - 152 Thrash - 147 Traditional - 137 Power - 118 Metalcore/Hardcore - 91 Heavy/Extreme - 88 Doom/Stoner - 54 Progressive - 30 Gothic/Symphonic - 23 Nu/Rapcore - 5 Industrial - 4