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Review from RTMB Music

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Sunday, August 13, 2023, In : English 
From RTMB Music
Published: August 3, 2023

El pasado 12 de junio, la banda estadounidense NONE lanzó al mercado su más reciente trabajo titulado ‘Inevitable’. NONE es una banda cuyo estilo musical se tambalea entre lo atmosférico y lo depresivo. NONE ha lanzado tres discos de larga duración en su carrera, (2017 “None” / 2018 “Life Has Gone on Long Enough” y en 2019 “Damp Chill of Life”), NONE ha regresado finalmente con su cuarto y más reciente álbum titulado ...

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Review from Angry Metal Guy

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, In : English 
From: Angry Metal Guy
Published: July 10, 2023

Were you to look up the Pacific Northwest’s NONE on Metal Archives because, you know, you wanted to find out something about them, you’d be disappointed. A picture with the faces scratched out, a list of members stated, appropriately enough, as “(none).” The promo materials from NONE’s label, Hypnotic Dirge, tell me that the band is “anonymous” and has “no social media presence.” OK, I get it, these guys aren’t in t...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: July 3, 2023

There are none better than None at leading us down dark atmospheric paths, something this anonymous Portland based collective have been doing admirably over four albums. Having been slumbering since they last froze us with ‘The Damp Chill Of Life’ back in 2019 they are back with another absorbing album ‘Inevitable,’ prepare to be tinged with a rich tapestry of music and emotions.

Running at near an hour with a continuous flow but divi...

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Review from Sputnik Music

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Friday, June 30, 2023, In : English 
From: Sputnik Music
Published: June 30, 2023

Already with their first, self-titled release in 2017, None have managed to gain traction and bring some life (pun intended) to the depressive black metal scene. Their previous work Damp Chill of Life attracted unusual attention for the standards of this outcast of a subgenre, and it is not unjustified, given how much of a smooth and seamless listening experience the band provides. With Inevitable, they continue layering the same constru...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Friday, June 30, 2023, In : English 
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: June 30, 2023

And the last one for this week, brings us None with Inevitable, their latest long player that represents their fourth full length effort since 2017. Their approach is to simply devastate with atmospheric and depressive black metal, which wasn’t on my bingo card for reviews this late in the year. Digging a little deeper, there is two members, both listed as Anonymous, and this latest offering has been likened to the final stage of ...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: June 27, 2023

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

If you’re unfamiliar with None, where have you been? Releasing three stellar records in a row, (2017’s None, 2018’s Life Has Gone on Long Enough, and 2019’s Damp Chill of Life), None have now finally returned with their longest album yet, the 56-minute Inevitable.

Inevitable offers a feast of melancholic black metal that falls somewhere between the atmospheri...

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Review from Grizzly Butts

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, In : English 
From: Grizzly butts
Published: June 21, 2023

Intentionally depressive music is a tough thing to approach in the sense that folks tend to apply functionality to its existence in terms of both artist and consumer perspectives. We ask what it does for the listener and what it does for the artist just as often and this isn’t a common expectation within the milieu of extreme metal sub-genre specificity. Artists might be looking for catharsis in process, some even admit to attention-se...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade Magazine

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Friday, June 23, 2023, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade Magazine
Published: June 22, 2023

It has been a long four years since mysterious entity NONE unleashed their last release “Damp Chill of Life”. With a very piercing and demoralizing sound, this North American outfit delivers some of the most nihilistic aural experiences you will ever encounter. With “Inevitable”, the band keeps the pain going with 56 minutes of soul crushing music. For any fan of Atmospheric Black Metal, this is exactly what dreams...

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(Mini) Review from New Noise Magazine

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Thursday, June 22, 2023, In : English 
From: New Noise Magazine

None is an atmospheric black metal band from Portland, Oregon.

The band is gearing up for their fourth album, Inevitable, which is due out on June 30 on Hypnotic Dirge Records. For now, the first single, “Rest”—which is also the album’s closing track—is available to stream on their Bandcamp where you can also preorder their album on vinyl or CD.

“Rest” is an epic, 10-minute track that certainly lives up to the atmospheric element of atmospheric...

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Review from Headbanger Reviews

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, In : English 
From: Headbanger Reviews
Published: June 2, 2023

Already, I wasn’t expecting myself to be here given how little I find myself within the reaches of depressive black metal. Just the other day, I found myself before a work that I was damn near convinced was going to be most of my exposure to the sound for many months to come, but leave to None, a band that has become damn near synonymous with the style itself since its inception, to change that. It’s been a long four-year silence...

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Review from Black Metal Daily

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, In : English 
From: Black Metal Daily
Published: May 29, 2023

I have never been the type to review an album I never truly feel for, which is the reason my written reviews are sparse and far between.

But sometimes, just sometimes, an album comes along that just makes me break my silence; like the thornbird that impales itself and sings the most beautiful parting song. And I have never been one to shy away from writing my innermost thoughts when it comes to music, even though I prefer to keep those...

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 Released: June 30, 2023
Genre: Depressive Black Metal