The Dark Skies Above Us

The Dark Skies Above Us

Παρασκευή, 24 Ιουλίου 2015

Cuscuta - A Receding Wild (2014)


Genre: Apocalyptic Blackened Doom

Country Of Origin : Colorado (America)

Traclisting:

1. I: Dismantle
2. II: Resistance



Only two tracks in length (though they are lengthy tracks at 18:29 and 20:52), yet Cuscuta gets their message across perfectly. With hauntingly powerful black metal, Cuscuta tells a dark tale of how mankind has become separated from nature. The mournful cries of Evergreen are even more poignant due to the fact that his other Rocky Mountain Black Metal project, Evergreen Refuge, is completely instrumental. This welling of dissatisfaction with civilization—and mankind’s separation from the natural world—burst out of him, creating a new project to express this anger, frustration, and sorrow.
Samples from John Zerzan are aptly used to highlight these themes:
“I’d like to see a gigantic project of dismantling. Of just getting rid of all this stuff and tearing up the freeways and roads and just getting rid of all this stuff that rests on the destruction f nature—that separates us from the natural world—that has people on this treadmill to constantly work and constantly consume. . . ”
The songs move between the ominous atmospheres of the softer sections and the harsh distorted blasts of the lengthy black metal sections (and even some more doomy parts) seamlessly and without disrupting the overall mood. Occasionally a more melodic section will come along, yet it’s always appropriately dark. Evergreen really focused his dark mood for this album. Nothing seems out of place.


First album


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