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Review: Krohm - The Haunting Presence
The Haunting Presence

Label: Debemur Morti Productions
Year released: 2007
Duration: 56:29
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: November 17, 2007
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
The Haunting Presence

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (12 Votes)

Krohm is, like country mates Xasthur, Naschtmystium and Sapthuran, part of the US Black Metal elite. Many times, their style has been labeled as psychedelic. As is the case for many Black Metal acts, Numinas is a solo artist, but his rather clean cut look differs from the long hair/corpse-painted crowd, proving that Black Metal is not a question of looks but one of personal feelings.

Krohm began his solitary journey back in 95, with the will to create the darkest, most depressive Black Metal possible. This is not a Black Metal release with a garage/demo type of production. The sound is very good and the production gives the listener a chance to clearly hear all the instruments. This is not over-produced but it's clean enough to give a fair treatment to the musical art. Here abound distorted guitars, arpeggios, tremolo pickings, great vocals, kicking drums, mid to mid-fast paces. Keyboards and electronics added a nicely haunted edge. This is well written and melodic depressing Black Metal enveloped by a misty dark grimness.

Quite a few tracks are worth mentioning here: Memories of the Flesh, Syndrome and the first three songs (Bleak Shores, Lifeless Serenade and I Respiri Delle Ombre). The Haunting Presence is highly recommended when comes time for a somber and haunted flavor in your Black Metal.

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