The All-Devouring

Somn - The All-Devouring
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Based on 83 ratings
2019 Ratings: #168
January 25, 2019 / Release Date
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Elusive Sound / Label
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buttholewasabi
80
A fantastic black metal album. Great song writing, great production, and great melodies. So emotional and tragic, but beautiful throughout. If a fan of black metal/ post metal, this is a must listen! Tempest and the final track are some of my favorite songs of the year right now, they are pure beauty and perfection. (Thank you for the recommendation Zach!)

Favorite Songs: Tempest, The All-Devouring, and Awe
zachthesnack
84
This was absolutely fantastic

Fans of Deafheaven, this is a MUST LISTEN for you

Russian Blackgaze outfit, Somn take to the scene with a debut that is equally as majestic and magnificent as it is furious and devastating. This thing is packed with walled production and epic guitar riffs. The atmosphere this thing creates rivals that of some of the better Post-Rock albums that I have heard such as Asunder by Godspeed. The vocals and drumming on this thing are super tight, and absolutely killer. ... read more
tinymusiccritic
87
I've got a real weakness for this kind of stuff. Post-Metal with a Black Metal inflection, this is like last year's excellent Trna album, Earthcult, but more vicious and with vocals (no surprise the two bands share a member, and hail from the same fertile St Petersburg metal scene). Should be catnip for Deafheaven fans who wish OCHL wasn't so soft and filled with cheesy classic metal guitar licks.

Four tracks in 40 minutes that are each distinctly memorable, veering between passages of ... read more
Beeyyaahh
60
Yeah I heard the news, but uh... copying and pasting only goes so far. Its not bad. I just think the album stands on brittle legs, given its influence.
amw100
73
The fact that they nailed Deafheaven's sound so accurately shocks me and this thing is really great.
My problem with this album is that they may have scored Deafheaven's sound way too well, they have absolutely no distinct feature that makes them different in any way shape or form than Deafheaven other than the fact that they're not as good (still extremley talented but we're talking Deafheaven's level here). I want to lower this album's score more than I have done already because it irks me ... read more
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Added on: February 6, 2019