Review Summary: Useless…
My thoughts and wordsMy mind,
It is pool of blackness…
Depressive Black Metal is a fuc/ked up genre, no one will deny that. But what I'm in a Coffin have created with One Final Action is beyond fuc/ked up.
In a study of the Black Metal genre, you come across corpse paint, forests, and retarded leather costumes with metal studs on them. One Final Action
has surpassed this, I'm in a Coffin
place no stock in "looking the part", instead relying completely on music and the creation of atmosphere. And in terms of emotion generated, there are few albums that can have such a harrowing effect. The thundering bass, distant yet longing yells, simple yet melodic guitar and the stripped-down drums combine, leaving a bitter taste and the inevitable feeling that somehow the world has used you. In the opening song I'm A Weapon Against Myself
, the band use a sample which speaks of a boy getting abused by his father. This with the use of a soft, distorted guitar line sends you into some kind of trance. After repeating this for just enough time it suddenly turns into a disgustingly heavy song with vocals that resemble the sounds of someone dying. What excels this even more is that unlike most Black Metal, you can understand the lyrics in One Final Action
, and they are truly grim.
The true horror infected beauty of the album lies in many things, one of the main ones being that the instruments all keep together while doing their own thing at the same time, which almost implies that there is a person who is being pulled different ways which are all narrowing together to create their final thoughts of death and unhappiness. Most of the songs tend to be rather repetitive, which drills the messages into your mind not letting you forget how sh/it life can be.
We are both waiting...
I am a weapon against myself...
Influences ranging from older Black Metal acts to bands like Joy Division are clearly heard throughout the album. With many present influences in sounds I’m in a Coffin
could come across as ripping off other artists but they don’t. One Final Action
is an insanely original album, not hiding anything. The true nature of I’m in a Coffin
is two guys who are fuc/ked off with life, go into a room with some instruments and ghastly passion, making an album that truly expresses what they are feeling. One Final Action
doesn't come off as anything less.
In the end One Final Action
follows a simple narrative that tells of happiness in death for a moment, followed by a return to the sh/it of life with thoughts of how dangerous they are to themselves and ending with the final act of suicide. In the time between they confront themselves, alone. Emotions combine to create a giant fu/ck you to humanity, which is the only way to accurately describe One Final Action
. This is a classic of the genre.
This is my coffin,
And it's time to shut the lid...