Album Review

Hell/ Mizmor [coll] – [Lower Your Head]

abacus   11/10/2015   12-inch, A Library


split release from two of Oregon’s most deathly doom projects. Hell sets the mood with medieval folk intro on guitar, harp and viola; setting the stage for a dark and dismal night, stars obscured by black clouds drifting thru still waters to a solitary gothic tower; exploding off into DMT fueled cosmic doom trip. Mizmor then blasts off immediately into interstellar black metal harmonics breaking thru to higher consciousness, realms of bleak shattered into gut churning sludge; the collapsing beat dragged through dirt and riffs thrown about haphazardly in fits of wrong. despite the two projects being interrelated to the point of sameness the sounds they produce are drastically different though complementary: the visceral effects of their power evoking a cold, haunting terror that only the best can achieve.

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