Review from Occult Black Metal Zine
Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 18, 2017 Under: 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 guitar riffing and mournful voices can also hear heard in the background at times and after awhile grim yet high pitched black metal screams make their presence known.
A great amount of cascadian and doom metal influences can be heard in the bands depressive musical style along with all of the tracks being very long and epic in length and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful.
When acoustic guitars are utilized they bring in a touch of neo folk to the recording while the faster sections of the songs use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats to give the music more of a raw black metal feeling and as the album progresses the music also adds in a more progressive touch.
None plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric and depressive along with some cascadian and doom metal elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion None are a very great sounding atmospheric and depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording.
In : English