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Those Who Dwell Beyond [coll] – [Black Mass Records]

cinder   1/16/2013   A Library, CD

A three way split with LDRTFS, Gate To Void and Aeon Nought. The first, and longest, track from Like Drone… is pretty killer. Low grumbling ambient drones interwoven with waverly voices, almost reminiscent of something you’d hear in 2001 Space Odyssey. About 12 minutes in, some heavy armed drums appear, and jolt you out of your galaxy trance. Seconds later, you’re blasted into the fire engines of the spaceship, with demon distorted vocals, and the heaviest black noise. It only lasts about 5 minutes until you’re now by yourself, floating in the void – hearing ghostly words, your life flashing around you. It gets more intense, and soon you’re having a massive panic attack as you’re blazing in the pits of hell. It concludes with you returning to your 2001 space trip, with some dark leviathan words. Gate To Void bring synth sounds, and a Xasthur cover. It’s black and dark, but sometimes feels a bit half finished, like they forgot to include some of the multi tracks, or it could be a hard contrast to the first terror track from LDRTFS. They’re definitely melodic, and more on the minimal side. The third track from them also features Like Drones, and brings in some low end doom, drone and hum, completing the sound. The last two tracks from Aeon Nought are almost like 2 different bands. The first being higher pitched, almost tinny gloomy, depressing blackness. The second being an ambient wind drone with subtle shifting voices.

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