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Usnea
Random Cosmic Violence
Rating
Style: Funeral Doom Metal
Release date: 7 November, 2014
Playing time: 57:11
 


The darkness impregnates into the woven of existence. The unsaid loss of sense kills. The horror of doom is in a large scale of the existing. The sense of the beginning is in the absolute end.

The universe waited for the coming of Funeral Doom Metal as wreath, and the return of the prophet – USNEA is a feast of the unsaid doom. The four Americans remind us the standards of DISEMBOW ELEMENTS and RIGOR SARDONICUS in an album that could hardly reach the charts of songs… The four compositions on "Random Cosmic Violence" havea  duration around one hour. They are overwhelmed by the slow rhythm, whistling howling on lamp amplifiers and acoustic ornaments, played with precise tones. The deep black/doom vocals, the clear mantras and the screams from the ravines enrich the abstract but straight forwarded concept of the band. The composition "Random Cosmic Violence" throws us in the extremes from the long acoustic introduction with almost east blend to ultra-fast aggressive part, and back. The careful soli are not obstructive to the cutting grave guitar sound. The melting of Herald symbols and the philosophy of the gender in the artwork of the release is an honor to its author.

We, the maniacs of the gender are waiting for the next album like this with self-destructing interest. But the fans listening sludge/stoner metal should also find something for themselves, as well as the fans of the intellectual bands like PERCEPTIONIST. Without discovering new horizons with their first album they enter the fond of the classics.


Tracklist
01. Lying in Ruin
02.
Healing Through Death
03.
Random Cosmic Violence
04.
Detritus
 
Label: Relapse Records
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Reviewed by: Rock Thrashler
Date: 19 December, 2014
Website: Usnea @ Facebook