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Release date: 9 April 2012
Style: Industrial black 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

Review

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)

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

08.04.2012 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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!J.O.O.E.! - 06.04.2012 at 21:40  
Rating: 8 Whoa, this is pretty damn good so far... hugely impressive sound. Maybe a bit Deathspell Omega-ish perhaps but there's some nice twists in their approach, I'm getting a definite Blut aus Nord vibe at times too. Great, massive sound.

Probably the best black metal related thing I've heard this year.
Troy Killjoy - 07.04.2012 at 03:55  
  Mark it on your calendar motherfuckers: I agree with Joe.
Alex Fenger - 08.04.2012 at 17:14  
Rating: 9 I love this album
InnerSelf - 10.04.2012 at 23:00  
Rating: 9 This IS the best BM album from 2012 so far
Troy Killjoy - 11.04.2012 at 05:41  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 10.04.2012 at 23:00
This IS the best BM album from 2012 so far

Agreed. Haven't come across anything better yet.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.04.2012 at 14:29  
Rating: 8 As much as I love this I suspect it's just keeping the seat warm for either Meads or BaN. We shall see.
InnerSelf - 11.04.2012 at 14:48  
Rating: 9 The upcoming Esoterica album might be a contender also but this will surely end up high on any list I'll be making
Troy Killjoy - 11.04.2012 at 15:40  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.04.2012 at 14:29
...Meads or BaN.

I highly doubt either will surpass this for me. BaN's two from last year were definitely good but assuming the finale is anything like the first two, I won't even regard it as a top 10 release.
BaneConall - 11.04.2012 at 23:00  
  It's pretty rare for me to like BM but I actually like this so far

It's especially weird for me to like something that Troy raves about.
Troy Killjoy - 12.04.2012 at 16:56  
 
Written by BaneConall on 11.04.2012 at 23:00
It's especially weird for me to like something that Troy raves about.

That's okay. It's especially weird for me to like something that Joe raves about.
Unhealer - 17.04.2012 at 06:31  
Rating: 8 This afternoon I gave it a second listen and they already convinced me. It's impressive how these guys handle the dissonance.
tea[m]ster - 23.04.2012 at 00:34  
Rating: 7 Listened to a few songs off this, sounds like Enslaved to me...
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.04.2012 at 00:37  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.04.2012 at 00:34

Listened to a few songs off this, sounds like Enslaved to me...

tea[m]ster - 23.04.2012 at 00:40  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.04.2012 at 00:37



It just does, I dunno. I picked "The Descent", "Cold Room" and "Those Who Believed". Maybe it's the vocals.
Marcel Hubregtse - 23.04.2012 at 00:41  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.04.2012 at 00:37

Written by tea[m]ster on 23.04.2012 at 00:34

Listened to a few songs off this, sounds like Enslaved to me...




has Ponderer taken possession of Teamster's body?

Like Enslaved? wtf? I have heard a lot of weird comparison concerning bands in the past but none as weird as this one.
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.04.2012 at 00:47  
Rating: 8 Yep, I'm afraid Enslaved never crossed my mind. Deathspell, Glorior Belli, Blut aus Nord, but never Enslaved.
tea[m]ster - 23.04.2012 at 00:47  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.04.2012 at 00:41

Like Enslaved? wtf? I have heard a lot of weird comparison concerning bands in the past but none as weird as this one.


My album collection isn't exactly full of black metal, so I am probably the last soul on this sight anyone wants to take info/recs on black metal...
tea[m]ster - 23.04.2012 at 00:49  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.04.2012 at 00:47

Yep, I'm afraid Enslaved never crossed my mind. Deathspell, Glorior Belli, Blut aus Nord, but never Enslaved.


C'mon, not at all? The guitar framework or vocals? Not the song structures themselves, they have much more atmosphere than Enslaved
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.04.2012 at 00:51  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.04.2012 at 00:49


C'mon, not at all? The guitar framework or vocals? Not the song structures themselves, they have much more atmosphere than Enslaved

Nope, not once
tea[m]ster - 23.04.2012 at 00:52  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.04.2012 at 00:51

Nope, not once


Well fuck, that's it. I quit.
-DC-002- - 23.04.2012 at 01:08  
  Were could I find this? My sources are withholding things from me!
Troy Killjoy - 23.04.2012 at 02:58  
 
Written by -DC-002- on 23.04.2012 at 01:08
Were could I find this? My sources are withholding things from me!

If you can't find it on the Candlelight website, I'm pretty sure it's being sold via Amazon, eBay, and iTunes.
Troy Killjoy - 23.04.2012 at 03:00  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.04.2012 at 00:49
C'mon, not at all?

I found about 0% in common between Reverence and Enslaved. Aside from the fact both bands can be filed under black metal.
InnerSelf - 28.04.2012 at 19:40  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.04.2012 at 00:52

Well fuck, that's it. I quit.

You know what ! Cold Room and Those Who Believed strike a certain resemblance to latest Enslaved, so you are not totally wrong
tea[m]ster - 29.04.2012 at 06:23  
Rating: 7
Written by InnerSelf on 28.04.2012 at 19:40

You know what ! Cold Room and Those Who Believed strike a certain resemblance to latest Enslaved, so you are not totally wrong


Thanks man, I need that. Thought I was goin crazy...or maybe it just shows the lack of black metal material in my collection.
InnerSelf - 29.04.2012 at 12:02  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 29.04.2012 at 06:23

the lack of black metal material in my collection.

Fix that fast
strade - 06.05.2012 at 04:09  
Rating: 6 Nah, I tried a few times, but I just couldn't get into it. Bits and pieces stuck with me, but nothing else. I'm rarely into this kind of black metal, so it should come as no surprise.

And to tea[m]ster: Enslaved? WTF? Sorry to keep rubbing it in, but wow.
Unhealer - 06.05.2012 at 17:29  
Rating: 8 ...Enslaved?! Seriously?!

Sorry, had to jump in.
InnerSelf - 06.05.2012 at 23:29  
Rating: 9 There is a (little little) bit of Enslaved, but it's there nonetheless
Troy Killjoy - 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?
tea[m]ster - 07.05.2012 at 03:14  
Rating: 7
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
Troy Killjoy - 07.05.2012 at 03:19  
 
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.
tea[m]ster - 07.05.2012 at 03:23  
Rating: 7
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).
Troy Killjoy - 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.
tea[m]ster - 07.05.2012 at 03:27  
Rating: 7
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
InnerSelf - 07.05.2012 at 16:42  
Rating: 9
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 -.-
Oaken - 16.06.2012 at 16:19  
Rating: 8 Amazing album. Very interesting to listen to. I like the not-so-raw guitar tone and the dissonant riffs.
Megadeth88 - 06.07.2012 at 05:35  
Rating: 9
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!
IronAngel - 18.10.2012 at 01:00  
  Listening to this after the latest Merrimack release. With that contrast handy, this album actually seems great. More dynamics and a better atmosphere.
mz - 26.01.2013 at 11:12  
Rating: 9 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
mz - 17.03.2013 at 23:56  
Rating: 9 I could not predict how good this album actually is. Easily a 9 + after 7 listens.
Lit. - 20.03.2014 at 04:48  
  Can someone please tell me where the sounds of the weeping/laughing woman are sampled from?
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.03.2014 at 13:07  
Rating: 8
Written by Lit. 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?
Lit. - 20.03.2014 at 16:57  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.03.2014 at 13:07

Written by Lit. 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.
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.03.2014 at 17:11  
Rating: 8
Written by Lit. on 20.03.2014 at 16:57

Psalm IV.

The Shining, according to a review. Don't remember it myself.

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