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Junius — Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ It’s been two years, almost to the day, since Junius stunned us with their doomed EP “Days Of The Fallen Sun.” As before, the band’s blend of The Ocean, Sleep, and VAST comes across as immense, intense, and lachrymose. What makes this album a progression is the sense of uneasy equilibrium that the music maintains, like the band could nail this tone all day long. There’s just enough optimism sprinkled throughout to leaven the heaviness. And yet, this can feel like somewhat of a ponderous and repetitive 45 minutes at times. That’s the cost of doing business with this post-metal monument.