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Review from Dutch Metal Maniac

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, In : English 
From: Dutch Metal Maniac
Published: December 11, 2017
None is a band playing a mix of atmospheric black metal and depressive black metal. This band exists since 2015 and last April they released their self-titled debut album. The tracklist only contains three tracks. However, with the tracks having a length varying between eight and twelve minutes, this album still has a total length of half an hour. 

When you start listening to this album, close your eyes and imagine you are on a g...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: July 27, 2017

There are Black Metal bands who are obscure, and choose to stay out of the spotlight with their names and identities unknown, and then there are Black Metal bands who are ever more obscure. This appears to be the case with NONE, the Portland, Oregon band who have released their eponymous debut here. On some level this can be poetic, as it means that just the music matters over everything else, and we’ve been through the overly conscious...

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Review from The Metal Observer

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, In : English 
From: The Metal Observer
Published: July 7, 2017

While the name None does not lend itself to be easily searchable, there is no better moniker for this Portland based black metal project. There is little information out there for this band, beyond their formation being in 2015, and this self titled album being the debut offering. Regardless of what may or may not be known about this project though, one thing is simple, Hypnotic Dirge Records have hit the mark on putting out this alb...

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Review from The Headbanging Moose

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, In : English 
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: May 31, 2017

Chilling and despondent music from the Pacific Northwest is what you’ll hear on the impressive self-titled debut album by Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal entity NONE, a dark, full-bodied album comprised of three freakish and distinct arias interconnected by the howling winds of winter that will certainly appeal to fans of the Atmospheric Black Metal and DSBM (Depressive Suicidal Black Metal) crafted by groups such as Shining,...

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Review from Lords of Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, In : English 
From: Lords of Metal
Published: May 1, 2017

Here we have the self-titled debut album by the American outfit None. None plays atmospheric/depressive black metal. Three longs songs full of dismay, desolation and melancholy make up ‘None’. Stylistically they seem inspired by acts like Shining, Wolves In The Throne Room, Woods Of Desolation and Austere. There is a clear depressive atmosphere present and the band often delves into doom territories. These sidesteps beyond the realm o...

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Review from Merchants of Air

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 17, 2017, In : English 
From: Merchants of Air
Published: April 17, 2017

None is an album by the eponymous atmospheric black metal act, released on April 11, by Hypnotic Dirge Records. Thirty minutes long, the record has only three songs: Cold, Wither and Suffer. A surprising, sinister, melancholic and exceedingly artistic album, the melodies are astoundingly poetic, and elevates to a vigorous and consistent scale of sound the omnipresent lucidity of an original and overwhelming style. 

With impeccable har...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 8, 2017, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: April 7, 2017

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

This album contains 30 minutes of material that combines atmospheric and depressive black metal.

The song titles – Cold, Wither, Suffer – pretty much describe this release quite well.

Dark, bleak and icy cold, the songs on None are exactly what you’d expect from the cover – this is frosted black metal that’s full of despair, misery and heartbreaking melanchol...

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Review from Ave Noctum Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, April 2, 2017, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: April 1, 2017

It’s probably not surprising that there is little in the way of information available about a band called None. They don’t pop up in the normal places you would try and gather facts about everything from band members to releases, inside leg measurements and favourite colours, although as far as the last question is concerned no doubt the answer would be black. All we have to go on is a scant introduction from the Canadian Record...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, April 2, 2017, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade Webzine
Published: March 30, 2017

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, today we have None and their bone chilling self-titled debut release. Set to be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records, this Canadian label has managed to uncover one of the most atmospherically rich Black Metal outfits to ever come out of the USA. Featuring around 30 minutes of music, this release concocts long song filled with brutality and beauty. With similar influences to Cascadian BM b...

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Review from Dead Rheteric

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric Webzine
Published: March 28, 2017 

None is a Pacific Northwestern band playing black metal. That should give you a pretty good indication of what the band is starting with, at least. But it may not, in fact, give you the whole picture. While some of the book can certainly be judged by the cover this time around, it’s not the end-all, be-all for this depressive (the style, not the quality) debut.

Mixing a vibe that is distinctly Cascadian and thoroughly depressi...

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Review from The Killchain Blog

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, In : English 
From: The Killchain Blog
Published: March 27, 2017

Cold. Bleak. Depressing as fuck. Probably the three most important elements of the self titled debut of None, hailing from the miserable Pacific Northwest. This three track EP is full of gloriously bleak moments, and Hypnotic Dirge is releasing it in April, when hopefully the wintry feelings that this invokes will be gone.

Opener ‘Cold’ is exactly that. Numb keyboard melodies lurk within a dense buzzing soundscape of snow and ic...

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Review from Occult Black Metal Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 18, 2017, In : English 
From: Occult Black Metal Zine
Published: March 18, 2017

None  are  a  band  from  the  Pacific  Northwest  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  depressive form of blackmetal  and  this  is a  review  of  their  self  titled  2017  album  which  will  be  released  in  April  by Hypnotic Dirge Records.

Atmospheric  and  tragic  sounding  keyboards  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  elements  of  ambient  and they also  mix  in  with  the  more  heavy  and  depressive  gui...

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 Released: April 11, 2017
300 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal