Review from Grizzly Butts

November 26, 2018
From: Grizzly Butts
Published: November 25, 2018

Portland, Oregon atmospheric/depressive black metal duo None have an exceptional sense of ‘depth’ within sonic landscape; The best proof of this is in the guitar tones and layering therein where the scraping buzz of distortion never outshines or grates upon the listener. For music appearing as personal expression and release the expected value is a pointed but not exploitative catharsis. ‘Life Has Gone On Long Enough’ wrings sensitive melodic builds and smoothed tones for the hyper-sensitive dysthymic mind yet the album is not frail, naked sourness. Instead there is a sense of ingenuity within a sound numbed by None‘s presumed aphotic state thanks to creative harmony, cinematic builds, and evocative-yet-simple guitar/piano melody. All of these elements are somewhat standard methods for atmospheric and depressive forms of black metal alike but the combination is seamless and naturally flowing within complete and structured ideas. Where so many atmospheric artists excel at post-rock cinema, they so often fail at creating experiences with repeatable song structure; This is where None show the most strength.

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Review from Cadaver Garden

November 26, 2018
From: Cadaver Garden
Published: November 25, 2018

Through eight tracks of soul crushing melancholy, NONE creates an ultimately devastating sound that wraps you up in dismal hymns. Life Has Gone On Long Enough is pure depressive black metal in its most raw and powerful form as it provides you with track after track of bone chilling black metal. From beginning to end you are subject to the cold and ever biting atmospheres that NONE provides only for them to wrap you up in a solemn fo...

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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 a...

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

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