“Atropos” is as spiritual as any music I can think of, including Arvo Part and Gorecki. The twist of dark neofolk blending with blackened doom metal is exactly what everyone forgot they’ve been waiting for. I want to say that Vouna is “ahead of their time”, but it’s not accurate. Vouna is timeless. Vouna is spiritual music for nihilists like us.
Seattle’s finest re-released their sleeper classic “The Tomb Of All Things”, and I almost missed out on this reissue. One of the two color variants is now sold out, which is no surprise. The other will be sold out soon, no doubt, and I’m ordering a copy right now.
Atramentus, Bell Witch, Convocation, Saturnus
Spectral Voice is one of those bands that is both slow and fast. Importantly, they’re always crushingly heavy. My favorite moments from Spectral Voice, as a biased blast-beat fanatic, are when things get fast. The doom parts are also very enjoyable, convincing me to “give the doom side a chance” when I’m usually…