17:16 - Apothecary Did someone share this the other day? It's OK-ish, but I feel like all the tracks sound too much alike. Really haven't been hearing many highlights for blackened doom this year [link]
01. And From The Seas The Sickening Things 02. I Painted The Suicide Of Neptune 03. The Curious Cave Of Deformities 04. In Swathes Of Brooding Light Skeletal Birds Scratch At Broken Windows 05. Human Mannequin Puppeteer 06. Licking At The Nesting's Of Young Fledglings 07. Amethyst Lung Concerto [bonus] 08. Within Deepest Red (The Opening Of..) [bonus] 09. The Theory Of Sexual Carvings [bonus] 10. A Voice In The Piano [bonus]
In Swathes Of Brooding Light marks the first album by England's black metal act Ebony Lake in a dozen years.
If I were forced to describe this album in three words, I would describe it thus:
Chaotic. Fucking. Mess.
There is a fine line between genius and insanity. Ebony Lake walks this line in much the same fashion as the guy on Cops who just blew a .254 into the breathalyzer does that field sobriety test. At some points the chaos synchs up into something awesome. At others times it synchs up to "make the bad people stop!" Think "Bungle-Sagoth."