Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

✦✦✦✧ This is modern black metal that I can get behind! Not content to splash around in the Deafheaven kiddie pool of Northwestern American post-metal, this band brings in just enough other elements of sustain momentum (and my interest). Hints of Isis, Behemoth, Gojira, and even Deftones make for a surprisingly lively bit of metalgaze. Really, my complaints are all nitpicks (ease up on the reverb, fellas).