Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

June 6, 2017
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: June 4, 2017

Sappiamo praticamente nulla dei None, duo accasatosi sotto l'etichetta canadese Hypnotic Dirge Records e proveniente dalla zona del Pacific Northwest, i cui natali sembrano avvenuti nell'area di Portland. Da poco hanno rilasciato il primo album eponimo, una combinazione di black metal atmosferico che affonda le radici sia nel panorama depressive sia in quello cascadiano, facendo emergere nel corso dell'ascolto tratti riconducibili a nomi quali Shining, Vanhelga, Coldworld, Wolves In The Throne Room e Woods Of Desolation.

Pur essendo composta da soli tre brani, la scaletta di "None" si muove come fosse un unico lungo e diversificato atto. La musica è tetra e avvolgente, consola e fa inabissare l'animo dell'ascoltatore, attraverso riff ciclici, melodie carezzevoli e uggiose, e una impronta vocale abrasiva e tristemente trascinata, canalizzando ondate di emozioni negative. Si rimane così intrappolati nell'oscurità e raccolti su se stessi, accarezzati da una delicata e suadente disperazione che emana un sensibile e confortante gelo.

"None" anestetizza e amplifica la portata di un dolore che prende il controllo della situazione, armonioso ed enfatico, maestoso ed elegante. Esso diviene di conseguenza ancora più familiare e facilmente accessibile e assimilabile, sia per la durata complessiva non troppo estesa del disco (trenta minuti), sia per lo sviluppo sincero e mai troppo inutilmente ridondante.

Siamo di fronte al lavoro di una band che non dovrebbe riscontrare problemi nel farsi apprezzare da chi è a proprio agio con le uscite che brillano di assoluto grigiore e sconforto. Se siete tra questi, il carrello degli acquisti vi attende...

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Review from The Headbanging Moose

May 31, 2017
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: May 31, 2017

Chilling and despondent music from the Pacific Northwest is what you’ll hear on the impressive self-titled debut album by Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal entity NONE, a dark, full-bodied album comprised of three freakish and distinct arias interconnected by the howling winds of winter that will certainly appeal to fans of the Atmospheric Black Metal and DSBM (Depressive Suicidal Black Metal) crafted by groups such as Shining,...

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Review from Metallifer Blog

May 12, 2017
From: Metallifer Blog
Published: May 11, 2017
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None est un duo d’Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal originaire de Portlad, Oregon (US) et actif depuis 2015. Le duo n’a pas de nom mais l’un s’occupe de la musique et l’autre du chant. L’album se compose de 3 titres pour une durée totale d’une demi-heure environs. Le cd se présente sous forme de digipack à six volets à l’esthétique sobre et glaciale. L’album a été masterisé par Cäassimolär. 

Cold ouvre les da...

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Review from Noizz Webzine

May 11, 2017
From: Noizz webzine
Published: May 11, 2017

El sello canadiense Hypnotic Dirge Records nos presenta el álbum debut de esta banda estadounidense que responde al nombre de NONE, un trabajo homónimo cuya cubierta muestra un paisaje helado y solitario que nos da una idea de lo que vamos a encontrar a lo largo de los tres cortes que lo componen. Una presentación cuidada que en su formato físico viene en un digipack de seis paneles en cuyo interior tenemos la otra cara de la moneda c...

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Review from Lords of Metal

May 2, 2017
From: Lords of Metal
Published: May 1, 2017

Here we have the self-titled debut album by the American outfit None. None plays atmospheric/depressive black metal. Three longs songs full of dismay, desolation and melancholy make up ‘None’. Stylistically they seem inspired by acts like Shining, Wolves In The Throne Room, Woods Of Desolation and Austere. There is a clear depressive atmosphere present and the band often delves into doom territories. These sidesteps beyond the realm o...

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Review from Merchants of Air

April 17, 2017
From: Merchants of Air
Published: April 17, 2017

None is an album by the eponymous atmospheric black metal act, released on April 11, by Hypnotic Dirge Records. Thirty minutes long, the record has only three songs: Cold, Wither and Suffer. A surprising, sinister, melancholic and exceedingly artistic album, the melodies are astoundingly poetic, and elevates to a vigorous and consistent scale of sound the omnipresent lucidity of an original and overwhelming style. 

With impeccable har...

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Review from In Your Eyes Zine

April 17, 2017
From: In Your Eyes Zine
Published: April 15, 2017 

Interessante lavoro da parte di questa band americana dedita ad un black metal atmosferico e dalle forti sfumature depressive.

Tre brani per circa una mezz’ora di buona musica sono il fatturato di quest’album autointitolato, pubblicato dalla Hypnotic Dirge: anche se il monicker None non è certo di quelli che si ricordano in maniera imperitura ed il genere suonato è discretamente inflazionato, il lavoro regala con buona continu...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

April 8, 2017
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: April 7, 2017

None are a black metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

This album contains 30 minutes of material that combines atmospheric and depressive black metal.

The song titles – Cold, Wither, Suffer – pretty much describe this release quite well.

Dark, bleak and icy cold, the songs on None are exactly what you’d expect from the cover – this is frosted black metal that’s full of despair, misery and heartbreaking melanchol...

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Review from Ave Noctum Webzine

April 2, 2017
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: April 1, 2017

It’s probably not surprising that there is little in the way of information available about a band called None. They don’t pop up in the normal places you would try and gather facts about everything from band members to releases, inside leg measurements and favourite colours, although as far as the last question is concerned no doubt the answer would be black. All we have to go on is a scant introduction from the Canadian Record...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade Webzine

April 2, 2017
From: Infernal Masquerade Webzine
Published: March 30, 2017

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, today we have None and their bone chilling self-titled debut release. Set to be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records, this Canadian label has managed to uncover one of the most atmospherically rich Black Metal outfits to ever come out of the USA. Featuring around 30 minutes of music, this release concocts long song filled with brutality and beauty. With similar influences to Cascadian BM b...

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 Released: April 11, 2017
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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

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