Is this a perfect record? It’s not. But these guys are all about fun and headbanging. If you like fun, and if you like headbanging, come on in and hang with the fun and headbanging guys.
I feel like I haven’t heard this very particular style of progressive black metal since the end of Emperor and the beginning of Ihsahn. I love how poisonous aggressive it is, and still catchy as the plague.
I don’t know what that title means. It’s just as hard to predict where their songs go. Nods to the psychedelic era of yore, but this is also for fans of Baroness’ more progressive leanings (which I am). And it’s still very, very heavy at times.
I had missed this last week, but Year of the Horse is worth catching up to. An expansive opus smeared over four monolithic acts, meandering and spiralling. A record to drown in.
Anything can happen on this album - a debut from a band to watch for fans of progressive black metal. It can go all ways. Up, down, sidewards, Anti-God Hand is free from conventions. And those fucking vocals, oh my god.