honed their craft to a razor's edge and delivered unto us a dose ov blackened crust sludge in 180 decibels or higher, and let me tell you, it is fucking awesome! It has such raw power to it, entirely self-evident within the first two tracks sans the intro, The Bloody Chapel and Gnaw the Goat. They opt for quality over quantity, keeping their riffs minimalistic and innovative, yet simple and profound. It reminds me ov early Darkthrone, perhaps Goatlord, or Ildjarn's Forest Poetry, albeit in shorter doses.
In Gnaw the Goat, the guitars are awesomely chugging and technical, which is compounded in the track after, Elemental. This is black metal I could listen to for years on end, both hailing the old ways and welcoming the new. And a new thing here becomes evident as the song progresses: it has influence in death metal, some ov the later riffs almost too technical for typical raw black metal or crust. But before I get too far ahead ov myself, the final track, entitled Voices of the Oubliette, bring things back to square one: blackened fucking crust.
All in all, this EP sets the gold standard for this band's future. It's powerful, innovative, and above all else, it's not
boring! I found myself listening to this several times over throughout writing this review, and each time I relistened to
the songs, [not mentioning the intro, as that's not so much a song as a bunch ov distorted noise compiled together to waste like 40 seconds ov the listener's time,] I'd keep finding new things to appreciate and enjoy. Indeed, for how short the majority ov the songs are, it stands as a testament to their creative spirit and ingenuity. Highly recommended for fans ov first-wave black metal.
Source - Funereal Drone