The best thing I can say about Starless Aeon is that it doesn't sound like a band playing songs. It sounds like a grimy funeral dirge, a torturous lament of sorrow and doom. It is a soundtrack for ritual sacrifice and funerals, which is perfect. I want rain and tears. This is it.
Favorite track: depressor.
Formed in early 2013, Funerary came to pass by the adherence of five souls looking to coagulate in depression, grief, and anger. Finding solace in dwindling light, the band creates a musical presence that is powerful and progressive in the realm of doom metal by combining what can only be described as cosmic, transcending songs ridden with despair and indignity.
Usnea are simply one of the best doom bands in existence. Even here, their first release, kicks some serious ass and plays in such a mature and confident manner. So glad they signed to Relapse. Yawning Druid
Honestly, not their best release. They seem to have lost the plot a bit here. Still heavy, still brutal, but the album lacks a certain focus and the four (why so few?) tracks seem to meander endlessly through a swamp, Maybe you dig it, I didn't Huge PM fan, but this album didn't quite make the cut for me. Glitzy Límon