Review from Metal Temple

May 20, 2019
From: Metal Temple
Published: May 17, 2019 

If the readers watched “Lords of Chaos”, you all can understand that many standard features of Black Metal scene were born from a fundamentalist insight in music and in the way a Metalhead must be. Today, many of those ways aren’t used anymore, but from time to time, someone resurrects something from the past. And NONE did it on “Damp Chill of Life”. The band members didn’t show their names, signing just as “anonymous” (this is the feature from the past mentioned above). But their music is truly good, a sad, darkened and melancholic form of Ambient/Depressive Black Metal. Of course some of their musical elements were used many times before, but the way the duet plays is good, what will seduce the fans of this specific Black Metal genre, and can gain extreme Metal fans as well.

Their melancholic and aggressive insight gains a boost due the nasty sound quality that was built for “Damp Chill of Life”. It tries to sound as raw as on early days of Black Metal, but not in a way that the comprehension of what they’re doing would be harmed. No, the rawness comes mainly from the instrumental tunes used during the recordings. It’s good, but could be better. The long, darkened and melancholic “The Damp Chill of Life” with its nasty guitar riffs and agonizing shrieks (and tender melodies), “Cease” and its morbid pianos touches, the aggressive and funereal approach presented on “It’s Painless to Let Go” and on “A Chance I’d Never Have” are their best sinister hymns, but they could have shown more songs with vocals.

Even with “The Damp Chill of Life” not being the eighth wonder of the world, NONE proves itself to be a good name that will conquer many fans of Depressive Black Metal. But setting things in a better in the future will make them grow outside of the genre’s bounds.

Rating: 7/10
Reviewed by: Metal Mark" Garcia


Review from Grizzly Butts

May 12, 2019
From: Grizzly Butts
Published: May 3, 2019

Too often popular music treats depression as if it were a strike of lightning, or an extra-sensorial event, entirely separate from whatever normative state unaffected folks feign on a daily basis. The bend of a string, a weeping vocal affect, or a descent into downtempo swooning offer a simplified and fetishistic treatment of sorrow that is altogether inhumane in its core assumption. As if a leaking anesthetic gas tamed by an open window t...

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Review from In Your Eyes Zine

May 2, 2019
From: In Your Eyes Webzine
Published: May 1, 2019

LNone è il nome di un progetto atmospheric black del quale poco si sa, se non il fatto che la sua provenienza è la sempre fertile per queste sonorità terra statunitense.

Damp Chill of Life è il terzo full length che, come quelli usciti nel 2017 e nel 2018, è stato pubblicato puntualmente l’11 aprile, data che evidentemente riveste un significato preciso per questo musicista (probabile infatti che si tratti di un solo project)....

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Review from

April 29, 2019
Published: April 26, 2019 

Scrivere questa recensione mi risulta particolarmente difficile.
Difficile, se non impossibile, tramutare in parole il pesantissimo carico di emozioni che un disco come "Damp Chill of Life" è in grado di suscitare in modo così straziante.
I "solchi" di questo album hanno poco a che fare con la semplice musica ed il loro contenuto travalica qualsiasi genere per arrivare a toccare l'animo di tutti coloro i quali si nutrono di dolore, tristezz...

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Review from Metal Bulletin

April 14, 2019
From: Metal Bulletin
Published: April 13, 2019

None is “depressive black metal”—subgenre that is stubbornly unwilling to disappear despite the merciless derision and criticism coming from some quarters—and it’s presumably a human alone working in a hu/wo/it/man/cave somewhere in the state of Oregon, U.S., where it is grey, cold, cloudy and rainy, and where, to add insult to injury, the beaches do not even warm up during the months of July and August, so there might as wel...

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Review from Chama do Metal

April 14, 2019
From: Chama Do Metal
Published: April 12, 2019

Lançado neste ano de 2019, The Damp Chill of Life é o terceiro álbum do projeto anônimo intitulado “None”. Trata-se de um projeto de Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal estadunidense, “misterioso”, diga-se de passagem. Sem delongas, o álbum é bem característico, tendo maior foco justamente na atmosfera, como apresentado pela faixa “You Did a Good Thing”, sem a presença do tradicional trio guitarra/baixo/bateria. Os t...

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Review from Sputnik Music

April 14, 2019
From: Sputnik Music
Published: April 7, 2019 

Damp Chill of Life is a poignant slab of cohesively crafted atmospheric black metal, using the DNA from Burzum’s earlier works to form the bulk of this nihilistic and oppressive soundscape. With that, it’s fairly easy to gather an idea of what to expect from this band’s third effort. Second-wave black metal is followed, almost, to the letter; be it the haunting guitar melodies, lo-fi fuzz, reverb-y drums, or the genre’s signatur...

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Review from United Rock Nations

April 14, 2019
From: United Rock Nations
Published: April 12, 2019

On ne sait de None que bien peu de choses. Le groupe serait composé de deux musiciens et serait originaire du Pacifique Nord Ouest. Cette mystérieuse formation a déjà offert deux méfaits, un premier album éponyme sorti en 2017 et ''Life Has Gone On Long Enough'' en 2018. None revient donc seulement après un an avec ''Damp Chill Of Life'', qui sort le 11 avril via Hypnotic Dirge Records.

None est un groupe de Black Metal dép...

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Review from Dead Rheteric

April 14, 2019
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: April 7, 2019 

Another April is upon us and with it comes a new NONE release. Maybe it’s tied to a date of meaning for one of the anonymous members of the band and maybe it’s a reflection of the fact that at this point in April winter is still very present in more northern areas. Whatever the case Damp Chill of Life continues to see the band grow, this time with more focus than ever on the quieter aspects of its sound. There’s a distinct sense o...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

April 8, 2019
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: April 8, 2019

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

The artists behind None have released an album every April since 2017’s very enjoyable self titled debut. In 2018 we were treated to the superior and very well-formed Life Has Gone on Enough, which saw the band’s blackened vision improve even further. Now it’s 2019, and we have Damp Chill of Life, the apex of their development so far.

None play atmospheric black...

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 Released: April 11, 2019
1000 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric / Depressive Black Metal