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Review from Dead Rheteric

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 16, 2019, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: March 6, 2019

Everyone’s favorite caveat to ‘atmospheric black metal’: depressive black metal.

I stumbled onto NONE thanks to their first album, 2017’s self-titled NONE, largely thanks to its album cover: a fog-drenched and snowed-over oblivion, presumably somewhere in the Pacific Northwest (the band hails from Portland, Oregon). Its three tracks are a dense foray into the miserable, a proper sonic accompaniment to the album’s cover art. I fo...

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Review from Grizzly Butts

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 26, 2018, In : English 
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 ...

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Review from Cadaver Garden

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 26, 2018, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 14, 2018, In : Czech 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, June 11, 2018, In : Italian 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 7, 2018, In : Spanish 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 11, 2018, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, In : English 
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

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