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  • This has to be one of the most singularly terrifying albums ever. Music is supposed to be evocative, naturally, but fear? Come ON now…and besides, how can music be scary? Listen to this and you’ll find out.

    Thick, sludgy sounds dripping from the ichor of darkness itself. Howls and screams from beyond the light – and performed mostly by two of the best black metal talents currently at work (Malefic, of Xasthur, and Wrest, of Leviathan). Song structures as indiscernable as the settings of your worst nightmares. Muddy production which leaves any signs of the obvious obscured in cold blackness.

    “He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

    –Friedrich Nietzsche, “Beyond Good and Evil”

    Posted on January 12, 2010