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Review: I Shalt Become - Poison
I Shalt Become

Label: Moribund Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 55:09
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: July 14, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 2.13/5 (42.5%) (8 Votes)

I Shalt Become (really just one guy) made a legendary album called Wanderings back in 1998, which became legendary through the twin features of being impossible to find and actually pretty good. Then the band (guy) vanished for a decade before making a big comeback in 2008 with In The Falling Snow. Now, with the fifth album Poison, I Shalt Become have reached a coveted position among BM bands, in that they have a fanbase that loves everything the band puts out, while everyone else wishes they would go away.

I can't hate this, because it is far too shapeless and innocuous to hate. This is 'ambient' BM, which means we have a lot of smoothed-out guitars overwhelmed by symphonic synths with muted screeches in the backing music that sound like they are coming from next door. If you like this kind of pumped-up synth "black metal" like recent Xasthur then you will probably dig this. Everyone else will find it a rather inoffensive time-waster.

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