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Band
None
Title
Damp Chill Of Life
Type
LP/EP
Company
Hypnotic Dirge
YOR
2019
Style
Black
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 Id 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 Im always on the lookout for more music from this artist. Excellent stuff right here!!

Recommended for fans of: Xasthur, early-Forgotten Tomb
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4.5
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
5
ARTWORK
5
LYRICS
4


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: NONE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Damp Chill Of Life
2019
Hypnotic Dirge
David Loveless7/26/2019
4.5
Life Has Gone On Long Enough
2018
Hypnotic Dirge
Greg Watson6/2/2018
2
Life Has Gone On Long Enough
2018
Hypnotic Dirge
David Loveless4/18/2018
4
None
2017
Hypnotic Dirge
David Loveless7/1/2017
4

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: NONE
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE


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