The All-Devouring

Somn - The All-Devouring
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January 25, 2019 / Release Date
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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
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
Another quality release of the Atmospheric Blackgaze fashion this year and another one that's barely getting any recognition. The Vocals and instrumentation bleed with soaring emotion. Makes me wonder how many great albums of this style are actually hidden out there.
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
My god, this was brilliant

The first three tracks are a beautiful, dark and chaotic soundscape that few metal acts I've heard can achieve. They spiral out of control in a way that is both so fucking crazy and yet strangely melodic. The last track, however, sadly manages to come to a real conclusion, and is the only thing stopping me from rating this REALLY high. Thanks for this Zach, it's gonna be on repeat.
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