This is a review of another recording from Chicago, Illinois's solo project Everson Poe which continues the mixture of black, sludge and doom metal from the previous release and the album will be released on November 13th by Trepanation Recordings and called "Rituals".
Heavy yet melodic riffing starts off the album along with some deep growling vocals that also add in touches of hardcore. Elements of post rock can also be heard in the cleaner sections of the music while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length as well as the slow riffs also adding in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while touches of post hardcore can also be heard at times. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking, blast beats and black metal elements can also be heard along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
When synths are utilized they also give the music more of an atmospheric feeling along with some of the guitar solos and leads also showing an influence of shoegaze as well as one track also adding in a brief use of atmospheric sounding drones, clean vocals, high pitched black metal screams and tribal sounding drumming can also be heard on the closing track. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover the Shades Of Magic book series, the television show Dark, gruesome nightmares and a disdain for religious zoolatry.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Everson Poe and if you are a fan of black, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Antari" and "Fallow, Hallowed". 8 out of 10.