Browsing Archive: April, 2018

Review from ItDjents

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 30, 2018, In : English 
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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Mini review from

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 30, 2018, In : English 
Published: April 24, 2018

Portland’s NONE plays viscous, lumbering black metal that sounds resigned. Thick slow-motion bass work underpins rigid drumming, both of them supporting lacy constellations of guitar. This reminds me of Khrom’s 2004 masterpiece A World Through Dead Eyes, or Loss’s Despond; music that is not simply about depression but depressed itself, written with a genuinely weary sensibility. Music that evokes chill November wind across snow-d...

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Review from Valley of Steel

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, In : English 
From: Valley of Steel 
Published: April 12, 2018 

Yesterday, Hypnotic Dirge released the second album by None. The label describes them as a “two-piece Depressive Black Metal entity from the Pacific Northwest.” Digging a bit further reveals that they are in fact from the northwestern USA (to avoid confusion since the label itself is from Canada). And that is literally all we’ve been able to uncover, as “none” also accurately describes how much of an online presence this b...

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Review from Metal Injection

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : English 
From: Metal Injection
Published: April 10, 2018

Expectations can be a prickly thing. When NONE's Life has gone on long enough was first previewed over at Invisible Oranges, I was genuinely enraptured. Lead single "Bed the cold earth" was a somber, contemplative, and suitably desolate experience. If that were a sign of things to come, NONE's sophomore record could've been a modern black metal gem. The music was appropriately thin and chilling but offered just enough melody and ambia...

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Review from Thonium Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : French 
From: Thonium Magazine
Published: April 9, 2018

Un an jour pour jour après la sortie de leur album éponyme sur l’étiquette Hypnotic Dirge Records, NONE de Portland en Oregon, nous reviennent avec un titre tout aussi nihiliste qu’atmosphérique; Life Has Gone On Long Enough (LHGOLE). Épousant le genre du Cascadian Black Metal, NONE se veut un groupe qui s’éloigne toutefois du Black Metal quasi primitif de Wolves In The Throne Room et qui se tourne quasiment sur le Post-Ro...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, April 8, 2018, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: April 8, 2018 

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

We met None on last year’s self-titled debut album, and it comes as some surprise to see there’s a new one here already, (scheduled for release on the same day as the first, no less).

The style of Life Has Gone on Long Enough is a cross between the atmospheric and depressive strains of black metal. There’s also a doom influence at play in the music too. It’s...

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