Raven Starblood

May 24, 2013

Vestiges / Panopticon - Split (2013)

I really dig Vestiges. Their 2011 Descent of a Man (here on my other blog) was a divine surprise, mixing black metal and contemplative sludge doom like few others, and taking place in my "Pantheon" next to Xasthur, Omega Massif and An Autumn For Crippled Children (all in a rather different style, but I gather them because I felt for them in a narrow timespan). This split with a "folk atmospheric black metal" (at least they what's they are labelled on bandcamp) that isn't really my cup of tea (con), is a good news since the long track (split artificially in 2) is gorgeous and confirms how this band knows to develop waves of sound in various layers of atmosphere, never giving up the brutality and roughness of the genres they adopted. Only a slight critics, the price. 7 $ for one 18 min track (the Panopticon one is not in it it seems) in MP3 or in FLAC is rather expensive to my opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words, we really appreciate it! All of our releases are always available for free stream/download, we just happened to run out of free download credits on Bandcamp, and the website automatically sets the price to $7 once you use all of your credits. In the meantime, you can download it for free from our label's Bandcamp at http://replenishrecords.bandcamp.com Thanks again!