|Review: Black Autumn - Losing the Sun|
|Losing the Sun|
Label: Rain Without End Records
Year released: 2014
Review online: October 14, 2014
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Losing the Sun
This is a one-man band that has apparently been around for like 20 years, and has put out 5 albums, 2 splits, an EP, and no less than 5 demos since the first one in 2003, ten years after the entity was conceived. I am often leery of Black/Doom, as it often becomes an exercise in bleakness without any proper atmosphere or real songwriting tension. That is not the case here, as M Krall works his way through forty minutes of gloomy, melancholic music which has blackened sounds, but owes a lot more to bands like Agalloch than Xasthur. There's a lot of melody in this, mixed in with the crushing riffs and the rasping vocals mixed so far back they sound like a spirit behind a wall. This does not drag, but has real drama, mood, and tension. A rare album that sound exactly like you hoped it would.
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