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Ethereal Shroud - Trisagion



8.3 | 140 votes |
Release date: 10 December 2021
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Funeral doom metal

Owners:

30 have it
10 want it


01. Chasmal Fires [feat. Shannon Greaves]
02. Discarnate
03. Astral Mariner
04. Lanterns [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2021: 2

Line-up
Joe Hawker - all instruments, vocals

Session musicians
John Kerr - drums
Richard Spencer - bass, viola

Guest musicians
Shannon Greaves - vocals

Additional info
Artwork by Phil Lang.

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
N/A
A long-awaited follow-up that is also sadly a swansong? An atmospheric black metal colossus that really wins its runtime? Yes!

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published 20.12.2021 | Comments (16)

20.12.2021
Ethereal Shroud come in the 11th hour to remind us both why atmospheric black metal can feel so majestic, and why you should wait until the year is over to make your best of lists for the year.



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Comments: 27   Visited by: 453 users
13.12.2021 - 13:12
Rating: 8
musclassia

Really digging this - he does a really good job at keeping the songs compelling across those huge lengths; there's something almost ambient about how different tones and tremolos are maintained for huge stretches of time, but those folky and melodic elements on top keep it engaging.
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13.12.2021 - 22:48
Rating: 9
BlankFile

Magnificent. The atmosphere and the melody are astounding.

One of the best records of the year.
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14.12.2021 - 06:45
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Wow....this one blew me right the heck out the door, talk about fantastic
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15.12.2021 - 14:52
Rating: 9
Archie 666

This is magnificent.
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15.12.2021 - 15:00
Rating: 9
Archie 666

Limited digi CD sold out damn it. 'To be released December 10th on CD and cassette on Northern Silence records and Throne Records on LP at a later date due to pressing plant backlogs.'(just read it on bandcamp). Will wait for the vinyl
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15.12.2021 - 16:30
Noctus

Correction - cassette is coming around march. vinyl probably Q2 2022. thanks so much for the wonderful comments, everyone!
-joseph, ethereal shroud
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15.12.2021 - 20:36
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I'll have to check this out. Currently #9 of the year out of all albums on RYM!
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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15.12.2021 - 22:34
nikarg
Mod
Album of the year contender. I cannot stop listening to this since it came out, absolutely stunning. Such a shame it's the last one.
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17.12.2021 - 19:11
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Pitiful how someone can throw out a dozen 1-stars to torpedo bands that compete with their own choices.
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17.12.2021 - 20:58
Noctus

Hahaha, that says more about them than it does my record, so i'm ok with it. much love.
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17.12.2021 - 21:18
Rating: 9
Uxküll

What an incredible record.
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17.12.2021 - 21:37
Rating: 9
3dd

Holy Molly, such amazing album, wet and cold with good taste in the riffs, that's a album of the year for sure.
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17.12.2021 - 22:31
Metal4Ever

Whoa, what a monument !

I don't know what happened but after starting from the first song i am totally blown away how beautiful the musical landscapes are.. on the other hand melodic roughness but also beautiful

Is this really one man show.. Respects for this album !
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18.12.2021 - 02:51
Rating: 9
MetalManic

My fellow/former reviewer on MetalManic! Congrats man!
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18.12.2021 - 03:53
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Written by Noctus on 17.12.2021 at 20:58

Hahaha, that says more about them than it does my record, so i'm ok with it. much love.


yeah, but when someone torpedos small-band records, it irritates me. If you do it to a band everyone knows, it's no big deal, but getting a high ranking for an album here might help a band get some well-deserved additional listens
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19.12.2021 - 19:42
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Great atmosphere with lots of layers. A little too long for my taste but really well done.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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20.12.2021 - 21:41
Rating: 9
koob

Monumental
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24.12.2021 - 22:55
Rating: 8
LeagueOfJared

This album is so sick, glad to see it getting the love it deserves
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26.12.2021 - 07:24
Rating: 10
kethnaab

Oh this one is in the running for AotY, great atmoblack/doom combo.
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29.12.2021 - 14:18
Rating: 7
mz

Indeed the best atmo black I've heard in a long time. However, the bar is set really low for that genre.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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31.12.2021 - 08:16
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

End of year, Trisagion ended up edging out Veilburner for AotY
damned epic
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31.12.2021 - 15:43
AndyMetalFreak
The Nice Guy
Clearly in the run in for AOTY.
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31.12.2021 - 18:28
gavdann

This is amazing. I thought I already had my albums of the year sorted but this could be a late contender.
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31.12.2021 - 21:05
Rating: 9
BitterCOld
The Ancient One
Back in 2015 I stumbled upon "They Became As The Falling Ash" while stumbling around Bandcamp. Loved it, reviewed and staff picked it to spread the wealth.

Hate to say it but partially forgot about it, the byproduct of getting older, drinking enough booze to get the better part of our readership drunk and listening to hundreds up on hundreds upon hundreds of albums.

This was a kick in the head. A swell, great majestic kick in the head to remind me how awesome the last was as well as how great this one is. Really enjoyed it. And a call back to something Richard said way way way back when we were still an .EE site... "Why should I listen to so may new albums when I have a bunch I already love." Or something to the effect of that. Spend so much time chasing the dragon trying to find the next fix when I should cut a chunk out and spend that time revisiting the great stuff I love. (And keep a better eye out for bands like this, Black Willows or others I reviewed and loved back in the day so I can catch their new shit.)
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10.01.2022 - 19:50
Rating: 8
no one

Great album
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11.01.2022 - 18:33
Alakazam
yolo grindset
Written by BitterCOld on 31.12.2021 at 21:05

"Why should I listen to so may new albums when I have a bunch I already love." Or something to the effect of that. Spend so much time chasing the dragon trying to find the next fix when I should cut a chunk out and spend that time revisiting the great stuff I love.


Absolutely quoted for the truth. Refining what I owned was one of the best decisions I've made.

Not to be relevant to your message but on the album, after falling asleep to it twice, really was nothing that Hvis Lyst Tar Oss didn't do already in similar formula, albeit keeping a stronger attachment. But who knows, if this was released at the same time what potential momentum it would have had? I don't see why such reception for this is booming when it seems to have trounced Bellum in gossip when it is more unique for the same execution if I recall right? Then again, most modern stuff rarely gets repeated so I've come full circle I suppose.
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15.01.2022 - 16:51
Rating: 9
MetalManic

If IOTUNN - Access All Worlds gets major deduction of points for production issues, I'm afraid that this too should receive nearly equal treatment. Love both albums, but feel that IOTUNN's MS rating is suffering more from said complaints.
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