‘Messed up’ is not a sentence I often use to express my admiration. But this album is messed up in the best way possible.
It has the raw bleakness of Portal-style death metal, is about as twenty times more eclectic, but owns the chaos. It is itself the chaos, wind through the trees, moiré patterns, the maelstrom, crunching dry sand beneath your feet.
Listen to the entire album to truly appreciate the extent and depth this work explores.
Favorite track: Veil of Transcendence.