Browsing Archive: March, 2015

Review from Metal Tenple

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 27, 2015, In : English 
From: Metal Tenple
Published: March 24, 2015

Quite interesting sounds, the pattern and the roll this band's giving to us; a gloomy night-sky over a sleepy land dressed in pale – would that fit in the concept of ATTEN ASH? This full-length of pitch-black emotion, an aggression inside a slow-motion, a classic finesse of Death\\Doom Metal with addition of melodies, was recorded in 2012, as an independent release, but then Hypnotic Dirge Records took the strings and re-released it, l...

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Review from Alternativ Musik

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : German 
From: Alternativ Musik
Published: March 20, 2015

Man versteht es nicht. Und das trotz zahlloser Durchgänge, die man schon hinter sich hat. Dabei lief das Album erstmal nur so an einem vorbei und wurde kaum wahrgenommen, bis es dann irgendwann klick machte und man immer mehr die Tiefenstrukturen von The Hourglass erkannte, die sich unter einem soliden Fundament aus Melodic Death und Doom Metal befinden und eine Grundstimmung erzeugen, die genretypisch mit Begriffen wie Weltschmerz,...

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Review from Métallifer Blog

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : French 
From: Métallifer Blog
Published: March 20, 2015

Atten Ash est un groupe originaire des Etas Unis et plus précisément de la Caroline du Nord. Le groupe sort son premier album The Hourglass en 2012 sous forme d’autoproduction. Aujourd’hui ce même album sort avec une tracklist affichée dans un ordre différent via le label Hypnotic Dirge Records. Et c’est tant mieux puisque le groupe peut profiter du support d’un label pour promouvoir et faire connaître sa musique. Aux m...

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Review from Heavy Blog is Heavy

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : English 
From: Heavy Blog is Heavy
Published: March 19, 2015

When people try to classify ‘doom metal’, it used to be easy. Things like early Anathema and Disembowelment pioneered the doom movement, which was slow, loud, and grim. However, as time went on, the genre seemed to gain more diverse influences. Katatonia added melody and cleans to the genre, and bands like In Mourning and Be’Lakor added elements of post-metal and melodic death metal to give it a new, modern feel. With so man...

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Review from

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, In : Italian 
Published: March 16, 2015
Operazione recupero per gli americani Atten Ash e il loro esordio discografico uscito originariamente nel 2012. A tornarci su in questo 2015 è -manco a dirlo- l’Hypnotic Dirge Records, l’etichetta si fa trovare ancora una volta reattiva nell’atto di scovare per “ridare alla luce”, si parla di prodotti che probabilmente passerebbero inosservati alla maggioranza, un lavoro di fondo veramente encomiabile. Ma c’è ben poca luc...

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Review from

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 12, 2015, In : German 
Published: March 10, 2015

"The Hourglass"... welch ein passender Titel für ein solches Werk. Das neue Album der Band Atten Ash ist wie die Zeit selbst. Äußerst subjektiv im Gefühl des Hörers als Individuum und unglaublich fließend. "The Hourglass" ist ein schwieriges Stück Musik geworden, schwer zugänglich, schwer zu verstehen und noch schwerer zu beschreiben.

Im Grunde spielen Atten Ash einen Mix aus Melodic Death Metal und tragendem Doom Metal. Solch eine ob...

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Review from Metal Observer

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : English 
From: Metal Observer
Published: March 8, 2015

2014 was an amazing year for death metal and now the doom/death subgenre seems to have hit something of a purple patch. We’ve just had Exgenesis’ amazing debut EP, an excellent EP courtesy of Aetherian, Dantalion slipped in a great album just before the end of 2014 and now Atten Ash step up with their debut album, The Hourglass. Atten Ash were founded by James Greene who is the main creative force behind the music. In 2011, he hooke...

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Review from Black Phoenix Rising

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 6, 2015, In : English 
From: Black Phoenix Rising
Published: March 5, 2015

The Hourglass, Atten Ash’s debut album was originally recorded back in 2012 and has only recently been released on Hypnotic Dirge Records. A three piece band from North Carolina, their brand of atmospheric death / doom metal should sit them in good company with HDR, and with Barre Gambling of Daylight Dies as one of the three members alongside Archie Hunt and founder James Greene we should certainly be expecting quality from the...

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Review from Extreme Metal Voyager

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : English 
From: Extreme Metal Voyager
Published: February 27, 2015

There´s something very honest and noble about wearing your influences on your sleeve and yet manage to create something that´s your own. To me, that´s smart and quite an achievement in itself. Originally self-released back in 2012, “The Hourglass” by sorrowful U.S. trio Atten Ash now gets its rightfully deserved treatment, which sees Hypnotic Dirge Records releasing it worldwide.

This renewed debut album takes you on a ...

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  Released: February 19, 2015
500 Copies
Genre: Melodic Death-Doom Metal