The new proposal by Naas Alcameth dares to go even further than Akhlys in diving into the darkest abysses of the soul. Listen to this in the complete darkness and it pins you to the bed, teasing with your fears and tormenting you relentlessly...Yes, it is that marvelously good! Contender to AOTY 2019
Favorite track: Gods Without Name.
Finally found a Deathspell Omega style dissonant black metal that has a great atmosphere. This album is much more memorable and pleasing to listen to compare to the recent DSO albums where they have gone too technical.
The newest crepuscular offering from Naas Alcameth (AKHLYS, NIGHTBRINGER), “Gods Without Name” is the first descent into the twisted depths of a fresh creative entity, AORATOS, a “reflection of the eidola and egregore arisen from the liminal thresholds”.
Expanding far beyond the themes and sounds within AKHLYS, “Gods Without Name” probes ever further into the darkness found beyond the boundaries of the profane and waking world of man. A maelstrom of mesmerizing and nightmarish tremolo riffs, relentless drumming, and the ever-tortured howls of Naas Alcameth permeates this musical abyss, a piercing counterpoint to the undulating drone and dark ambient soundscapes found within.
Cold atmospheres and malevolent whispers of ecstatic dread bookend these horrific hymnals to “forbidden plots, barren fields, and haunted abodes”. Terrifying and occult, this is darkness given musical form in haunting, malefic Black Metal.
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Whereas I think most of NA's projects stay at the levels of cults and sacrifice, this album attempts to get at the monstrosity they sacrifice to... and by god is it sublime. Consummation sounds so deliciously evil in particular. The production and atmosphere on this album are impeccable. Easily my favorite Black Metal record ever. You. Need. This. Bennick
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"Then arose the Great Dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and the garden was made desolate"
"This is Leviathan, the crooked serpent"
This kind of badassery is all over the album. Together with an unforgiving storm of drumming and a torent of guitars makes for a great album.
The 3rd dark ambient track isn't really my cup of tea. But the rest of the album fills in that void. rizendoekie