PanopticonAutumn Eternal

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ This album is rooted in atmospheric black metal, but also evokes The Ocean, Opeth, even some 80s goth. The doom+bluegrass+folk+goth fusion here is seamless, and in a surprise twist the resultant sound comes across as more heartfelt and upbeat than one would expect. More importantly, this album is eminently listenable. The album clocks in at 61 minutes, but that’s easy time (minus the middle third, which does drag a wee bit).