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WHITE TOMB

Altar of Plagues

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.81 | 46 ratings

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Prog-jester
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5 stars This IS the Music for the End of the World!

If there's a Post-Black scale, I'd place ALTAR OF PLAGUES somewhere in the middle, with the least accessible genre's pioneers (imo) WEAKLING on the one side and almost Shoegazy ALCEST on the another. I've noticed the band (along with good old WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and newbies like CAINA) among FEN's related bands on lastfm, and what a luck, lastfm didn't lie this time!))) I've got 4 tracks/50 minutes of mindblowing Post-Black to enjoy, and I still do!

ALTARs have a lot of common features with their labelmates like YOB, YAKUZA nd BLOODY PANDA, hence their Post-Black is pretty Doomy (the 3rd track sounds like James Plotkin's KHANATE offshot actually!). Not as easy-listening as AMESOEURS, not as Avant as ARCTURUS, not as Eclectic as AGALLOCH, not as Artsy as FEN, not as Black as BURZUM, but still amazing, fresh and experimental. I even dare to state that "White Tomb" is a definitive Post-Black record and an essential album for the genre (especially for beginners). A Top-5 release from this year for me, EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED!!!

Prog-jester | 5/5 |

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