Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension


7.9 | 56 votes |
Release date: 9 April 2012
Style: Black metal, Industrial metal

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01. Earth
02. Darwin's Black Hall
03. The Descent
04. Psalm IV
05. Ghost Of Dust
06. Cold Room
07. Genesis Of Everything
08. Those Who Believed
09. The Asthenic Ascension

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
9.3
If you haven't noticed by now, France is fast becoming a hot-spot for experimental black metal. Over the past 10 years the ears of several unsuspecting victims have been all but abrogated by the likes of Deathspell Omega, Blut Aus Nord, S.V.E.S.T., Diapsiquir, Peste Noire... and now, Reverence.

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published 08.04.2012 | Comments (28)

Finally, Reverence have delivered the album they always had in them. A richly veiled exercise of varied, deeply textured, winding and intelligent modern black metal, deriving influence from contemporaries Deathspell Omega and Blut Aus Nord but ultimately creating something all their own.

At this moment in time Reverence truly embody and exemplify the sound of French black metal.



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07.05.2012 - 03:14
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.05.2012 at 02:59

Written by InnerSelf on 06.05.2012 at 23:29
There is a (little little) bit of Enslaved, but it's there nonetheless

Where?


The riff and vocals in the song Those Who Believed sound like Enslaved to me, so sue me, lol
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07.05.2012 - 03:19
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by tea[m]ster on 07.05.2012 at 03:14
The riff and vocals in the song Those Who Believed sound like Enslaved to me, so sue me, lol

I can understand spotting a riff and saying "this sounds like so and so", but most typical black metal vocals sound similar enough and comparing bands based on a single riff from one song is a bit of a stretch if you ask me.

Far be it from me to tell you whether or not how you compare bands is "right" or not - I just think it's odd to base similarities on something so insignificant.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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07.05.2012 - 03:23
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.05.2012 at 03:19

comparing bands based on a single riff from one song is a bit of a stretch if you ask me.


I can see your point. You need to pat me on top of my head like a little child and say I need more black metal experiance, young one. I will compare all black metal to Enslaved cause they are the only ones in my discography (practically).
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07.05.2012 - 03:25
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by tea[m]ster on 07.05.2012 at 03:23
I will compare all black metal to Enslaved cause they are the only ones in my discography (practically).

I don't think this is any different than a newcomer to atmo-sludge/post-metal comparing everything to Neurosis or Isis.
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07.05.2012 - 03:27
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.05.2012 at 03:25

Written by tea[m]ster on 07.05.2012 at 03:23
I will compare all black metal to Enslaved cause they are the only ones in my discography (practically).

I don't think this is any different than a newcomer to atmo-sludge/post-metal comparing everything to Neurosis or Isis.


Excellent example again. You should be a staff member
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07.05.2012 - 16:42
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.05.2012 at 02:59

Written by InnerSelf on 06.05.2012 at 23:29
There is a (little little) bit of Enslaved, but it's there nonetheless

Where?

The way the riffs progress and the keyboards in the background in Cold Room and Those Who Believed sound a bit similar Enslaved's songwriting, but don't get me wrong if someone asks me to name bands that are similar to Reverence I wouldn't mention Enslaved at all. I'm just saying that there are some Enslaved moments

EDIT : scratch the keyboards -.-
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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16.06.2012 - 16:19
Rating: 8
Oaken
Hipster
Amazing album. Very interesting to listen to. I like the not-so-raw guitar tone and the dissonant riffs.
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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06.07.2012 - 05:35
Rating: 9
Megadeth88
Written by Oaken on 16.06.2012 at 16:19

Amazing album. Very interesting to listen to. I like the not-so-raw guitar tone and the dissonant riffs.

Amen!
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18.10.2012 - 01:00
IronAngel
Listening to this after the latest Merrimack release. With that contrast handy, this album actually seems great. More dynamics and a better atmosphere.
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26.01.2013 - 11:12
Rating: 9
mz
I do not get how this album is "industrial". It is maybe due to the fact that I am an industrial and black metal noob. Good album btw
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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17.03.2013 - 23:56
Rating: 9
mz
I could not predict how good this album actually is. Easily a 9 + after 7 listens.
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20.03.2014 - 04:48
Lit.
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Can someone please tell me where the sounds of the weeping/laughing woman are sampled from?
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20.03.2014 - 13:07
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 20.03.2014 at 04:48

Can someone please tell me where the sounds of the weeping/laughing woman are sampled from?

Where abouts is it?
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20.03.2014 - 16:57
Lit.
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Written by Guest on 20.03.2014 at 13:07

Written by Guest on 20.03.2014 at 04:48

Can someone please tell me where the sounds of the weeping/laughing woman are sampled from?

Where abouts is it?

Psalm IV.
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20.03.2014 - 17:11
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 20.03.2014 at 16:57

Psalm IV.

The Shining, according to a review. Don't remember it myself.
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11.12.2014 - 22:54
!J.O.O.E.!
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Christ, this is still amazing. I wish more bands took influence from Blut aus Nord.
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11.12.2014 - 23:00
Ilham
Giant robot
Yeah I'll properly listen to this, not on a youtube clip. The first ten minutes I heard were cool.
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11.12.2014 - 23:11
!J.O.O.E.!
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I love how Cold Room is basically a shameless homage to Gojira.
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12.12.2014 - 02:46
Rating: 9
mz
Don't really know why this is under appreciated out of MS.
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12.12.2014 - 03:16
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by mz on 12.12.2014 at 02:46

Don't really know why this is under appreciated out of MS.

Same. Barely a couple of thousand likes on Facebook. There are shitty local bands from my town that have more likes than that.
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03.05.2015 - 00:05
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
If there was an album that just repeated "The Descent" for an hour I would be perfectly happy with it. Seriously Reverence need to put out another fucking album
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30.09.2016 - 22:35
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
They've teased something on their facebook page. Sounds like a new recording but unclear if its an entire new studio full length.
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10.10.2016 - 14:41
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Seems the new album is composed/being composed. They are hoping for a release next year.
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