Review from Infernal Masquerade Magazine

August 15, 2018
From: Infernal Masquerade Magazine
Published: July 25, 2018

Making justice to such a bleak title, today we have NONE’s sophomore release. Featuring over 50 minutes of the most demoralizing and gut wrenching music you will ever hear, “Life Has Gone On Long Enough” is a brutally emotional Atmospheric Black Metal release that any fan of Austere, Lifelover, Mortualia, etc. cannot miss.

After a moody opener, “A World, Dead and Gray” kicks off with crushingly dissonant guitars and punishing vocals. The atmosphere is quickly set to total bleakness by the pace songs’ pace and knack for very minimalist and yet effective keyboards. Bleeding into “Bed the Cold Earth”, NONE’s ability to continue its atmospheric endeavors is brilliant as the transitions are seamless and keep the listener fully immersed into the vibe of the release.

Our personal favorite track has to be “Hypoxic”, a song that delivers a very miserable (in a good way) vibe that feel quite helpless and invasive, thanks to its killer guitar work and perfectly timed atmospheric elements. As the album progresses, tracks like “Corroded” and the eerie album title track keep the listener engaged with some tempo changes and the use of additional creepy elements to further envelop the listener into this magical atmospheric journey.

Closing the release we have “Illa Tiðandi”, which is a very fitting Burzum cover that allows the listener to properly transition from such a devastating release to more mundane music and regular life. Overall, “Life Has Gone On Long Enough” is truly an atmospheric masterpiece that showcases the many talents of NONE. If you enjoy demoralizing music that will turn even the sunniest day into a brutal winter evening, you should not miss out on this very emotional and punishing release.

Rating: 94/100

Review from Sic Maggot Webzine

June 14, 2018
From: Sic Maggot Webzine
Published: June 13, 2018

Česká republika má svoje Nic (nechme teď stranou, že oficiálním názvem kapely je obdélníček) a rozhodně není jedinou zemí, která se může pochlubit metalovou skupinou s takhle nanicovatým názvem. Podobných mutací najdeme v zahraničí více. Metalové archivy, bible a homepage každého metalového (nejen) pisálka, hlásí dvě formace s názvem None. Ta starší mě asi nikdy zajímat nebude, poněvadž jde o n...

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

June 11, 2018
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: June 11, 2018

È trascorso un solo anno da quando lo sconosciuto duo di Portland che si cela dietro il nome None pubblicò il proprio debutto eponimo. Oggi lo ritroviamo con "Life Has Gone On Long Enough", una seconda uscita che prosegue il discorso composto da malinconia a tratti cascadiana, respiro depressive e black metal atmosferico degli anni Novanta.

La recensione potrebbe essere brevissima, del resto l'ascolto non si distacca particolarme...

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Review from Noizz Webzine

June 7, 2018
From: Noizz Webzine
Published: June 3, 2018 

Tras su debut el pasado año 2017 con un álbum homónimo rebosante de Black Metal atmosférico y depresivo, los estadounidenses NONE regresan con nuevo material que ahonda más si cabe en su oscura senda. Y lo hacen, una vez más, de la mano del sello canadiense Hypnotic Dirge Records, que ha sido el encargado de poner en la calle este atractivo digipack vestido con fotografías panorámicas que muestran una naturaleza tan desoladora co...

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Review from Metal Purgatory

May 16, 2018
From: Metal Purgatory
Published: May 14, 2018

I do not know what it is about the depressive black metal scene lately but new albums pop up almost daily and a lot of these bands are making some solid releases. One of these bands is Portland, Oregon’s None which blends a unique mix of both atmospheric and depressive black metal. Life Has Gone On Long Enough is the second album by None, released this year through Hypnotic Dirge Records. The album features eight tracks of organic ble...

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Review from The Headbanging Moose

May 16, 2018
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: May 14, 2018

Written and recorded throughout the latter half of 2017, Life Has Gone On Long Enough, the brand new album by American Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal entity NONE, takes its haunting shape through eight organic tracks of foggy mountainous atmosphere and bleak music. On this new chapter, NONE delves deeper into the blackest woods to find abandonment, and developing its tortured personality further. Moving in and out like the lon...

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Review from Ave Noctum Webzine

May 16, 2018
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: May 14, 2018

Aint that album title the truth? Well it must feel like that to everyone at some point and None as their name suggests have probably not got the best outlook on life and are here making music and at least, even if it is in a negative respect, doing something worthwhile before they shuffle off this mortal coil. Not that we have any inkling of who the band are, nothing more is known than when they released their debut ‘None’ back i...

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Review from Kaje Music

May 11, 2018
From: Kaje Music
Published: May 10, 2018 

Even on a hot spring day the second full length Life Has Gone On Long Enough from Portland’s NONE can make you feel cold. Fuzzy distortion and depressive vocals lure you into the bleak world of misery and grief and swallow you. You can feel yourself being sucked into a desolate wasteland and caressed by a shroud of doom. The slow and steady march into the darkness of your own thoughts ushered by the anguished screams that surround you for...

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Review from Merchants of Air

May 1, 2018
From: Merchants of Air
Published: April 30, 2018 

Life has gone on long enough is the most recent album by Cascadian black metal project None. An extensive record, fifty two minutes and a half long, it has eight tracks: Bleak, damp, and dead, A world, dead and gray, Bed the cold earth, Hypoxic, Corroded, Desiderate, Life is long enough and Illa Tiðandi. A more conventional atmospheric black metal record, permeated with the intuitive lucidity of slow harmonies, the album has a stro...

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Review from ItDjents

April 30, 2018
From: ItDjents
Published: April 29, 2018

Oregon based duo NONE return with their sophomore full length record after dropping their fantastic self-titled debut just last year. Once again built around the structural mainframe of atmospheric black metal, NONE experiment with post-rock and doom elements in crafting the sophomore record Life Has Gone On Long Enough.

With the self-titled debut, NONE had already shown the world that they were the masters of crafting long, epic tracks that ...

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 Released: April 11, 2018
300 Copies
Genre: Depressive Black Metal