Black Metal vokills, drums, and the...Hammered Dulcimer! Those are the instruments that are mutilated on this one-man Black Metal project known as The Botanist. This 2 CD set (billed as albums 1&2) contains some of the most strange and eerie black metal songs ever recorded. Yet, they are very soothing and mesmerizing. Chilling vokills, blast beats, double bass drum kicks, and the sounds of the dulcimer are complimented by the album(s) unique them – plants! Who would have guessed that one, right? The production itself seems very grim and cold – fitting for this work of art. The interesting thing is, it completely works! This is the new Extreme!