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Afar
Selfless
Company: Independent
Release: 2016
Genre: Black
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Published: 3/30/2017

Atmospheric metal from New Jersey that hits the mark
COMMENTS:
Afar's debut album "Selfless" brings good atmospheric black metal to the table in heaping helpings. The album is a 50/50 mix of clean, effervescent instrumentation & cold, aggressive black metal stylings. Vocally you get traditional black metal throughout which adds to the cold, bleak feeling of the album as a whole. For me what sealed this as a quality release was the overall feel of the album. I could put "Selfless" on regardless of my mood and get lost in the music and atmosphere easily. There are a lot of bands coming out and playing this style of black metal now and Afar have definitely thrown themselves into the ring with "Selfless".
RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF:
Sadness, Lascar, Violet Cold

PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
2
LYRICS
3

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2016
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