...And Again Into the Light

Panopticon - ...And Again Into the Light
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2021 Ratings: #45
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A withering flower perishes in the center of a flourishing field. As odd as it may sound in concept, Panopticon’s seamless blend of Bluegrass and Black Metal has amalgamated into one of the most profound and wicked, enveloping atmospheres of last decade. Pastoral Bluegrass symphonies entangled with shrieking, righteous cacophonies of instruments, Panopticon’s run through the 2010s was near spotless, and the 2020s don’t seem like they will be putting an end to this hot streak. ... read more
Fuck, I love you, Austin Lunn.

Panopticon struggled early in its existence with its identity and finding a cohesive vibe, but when Austin found that vibe, hoo BOY did he land it.

...And Again Into the Light is a calculated blending of the atmospheric, blue-grass folk, and highly emotional side of Panopticon with the raw, seething, aggressive black metal side of Panopticon done to stunning effect. And while this isn't the most groundbreaking of Austin's works--Autumn Eternal and Roads to the ... read more
Panopticon - … And Agin into the Light

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: US

Final Verdict: 73% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 36th / 443

Highlight: Dead Loons

Made me think of:
Falls of Rauros
One of the best atmospheric black metal records I've heard in awhile. Such a powerhouse LP packed with soaring melodies, pummeling riffs and beautiful moments to break the tension as well. There's also quite a bit of variety and all the production is so tastefully done. Very good, 8/10 for now but could go up if it keeps growing.
Call it black metal, folk, whatever you want, I don't care. It never mattered to me whether something was trve kvlt or not, as long as I like what I'm hearing. Panopticon seems to get a fair amount of distaste in the black metal community, (from people like this guy -> https://youtube.com/c/HipsterBlackMetalOfficial ), but the way that the project combines the genre with elements of folk, bluegrass, Americana, etc., results in one of the most original modern black metal projects, in my ... read more
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Track List

  1. ...And Again Into The Light
  2. Dead Loons
  3. Rope Burn Exit
  4. A Snowless Winter
  5. Moth Eaten Soul
  6. As Her Golden Laughter Echoes (Reva's Song)
  7. The Embers At Dawn
  8. Know Hope
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Added on: January 21, 2021