Lamentations Of The Ashen – Libertine Cyst

American based solo project, Lamentations Of The Ashen return with a thunderous four track epic amalgamation of Funeral/Classic Doom and Black Metal that is as enjoyable as it is adventurous.

One of the very few problems I have with the Black Metal genre in general, is that it can sometimes be quite inward looking and eitherLamentation Of The Ashen American based solo project, Lamentations Of The Ashen return with a thunderous four track epic amalgamation of Funeral/Classic Doom and Black Metal that is as enjoyable as it is adventurous. One of the very few problems I have with the Black Metal genre in general, is that it can sometimes be quite inward looking and either unwilling or unable to branch out and spread its Batwings in the musical sense. Not in this case though, indeed, very much the opposite is apparent from the very beginning of this project. From the opening depressive strains of curtain raiser, ’A Profane Illvmination’, I’m fighting against the tide, steadily being drawn into a dark world of sorrow and unspeakable horror. Thrown from pillar to post by a superbly thought out and assembled musical helter skelter ride, one minute, weighted down by really powerful Doom riffs, the next catapulted in to the sulpher pits by Demonic blast beats, with the occasional ambient section to sooth the brow. Billing this offering as a mere four track is actually quite mean, as each song ranges from twelve to eighteen minutes in duration, ensuring value for your money if nothing else. In […]

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