Damp Chill Of Life
7/26/2019 - Review by: David Loveless
More bleak, chilling, depressive black metal from mysterious one-man project
The mysterious one-man depressive black metal project known simply as NONE has recently released his third full length album of icy cold and melancholic metal.
As with the previous NONE albums, 'Damp Chill Of Life' hits hard with the atmospherics and has a considerable amount of melody, even for a depressive black metal album. The acoustic and ambient passages are always a plus, as it provides an overall solid effort for these epic songs. The ten and a half minute long self-titled song rolls effortlessly into "Cease", which seems like a space ambient piece with haunting pianos before kicking in to a beautiful black metal ensemble. The vocals really stand out on this track as well. Album closer, "A Chance I’d Never Have" begins with an acoustic passage, showing just how talented NONE really is. After that the song stays at a mid-paced level and ends with more eerie piano parts.
NONE does a great job carrying the depressive black metal torch and I’m always on the lookout for more music from this artist. Excellent stuff right here!!
Recommended for fans of: Xasthur, early-Forgotten Tomb
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