Winter
Into Darkness


4.0
excellent

Review

by BrxxnAngxlRxsnxr USER (40 Reviews)
February 24th, 2011 | 134 replies


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A cold gloom.

Often when within the confides of winter even our imaginations can become lost. Winter paints this picture in the vast cascades of frozen sludge. A mournful emptiness weeps against the ground as the filth enshrouds the shrieks. The expansive gloom is riddled with snares and snaps; general excellence when regarding the instrumental execution. Groove in the rhythm section having ample time to find menacing fluidity. Much time is given to creating a nice flow while spotted lack of vocals allows for nice buildups. However when the vocals are brought into focus the are more than fitting and nothing short of superb.

With nearly every track spanning over five minutes ample time is given for the slow pace to make the desired effect. Overall the climaxes are well paced and direct, rarely dragging and never falling short of enjoyable. On the downside a bit more experimentation and tempo change might be desired, if only slightly. Every sound drenched in the heavy stench, raw, with writhing decay. "Into Darkness" isn't trying to hide what it's drawing you into, the scathing sorrow never failing to be apparent. Thickly frozen in its own self induced loathing most will know within the first twenty seconds if their ears will continue the perilous journey. The vibe leaving you crushed, exhausting without a hint of loosening its grip. The theme of the album being the growth of a putrid moss, the mood fabricating a dismal piece of art.

This album is not for the impatient. Into Darkness is engaging even as it crawls at a deathly pace, rewarding only to the attentive. Whines of the instruments twist and wind in a demented torment, no song lacking value. While there can be times the record reveals a rather narrowed approach I find nothing that is horridly out of place. A masterful blend of death and doom, looming in a mist of decay. To those who find meaning in suffering, step cautiously Into Darkness.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Ire
February 24th 2011


41787 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

omg foxhound omg

album is boss

Hawks
February 24th 2011


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Really good review man. This sounds pretty awesome.

Foxhound
February 24th 2011


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks, i was on a kick. this has to be one of my faves.

sifFlammable
February 24th 2011


2741 Comments


omg death + doom + a winter soundscape omg




Foxhound
February 24th 2011


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that is what this is

liledman
February 24th 2011


3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice, album is pretty damn sweet

rasputin
February 24th 2011


14546 Comments


seminal record.

i found a copy of this on cassette in a shitty record store down some alley in fremantle - best find ever.

Tyrael
February 24th 2011


20883 Comments


Doom/death? Want!

Digging: Darkspace - Dark Space III I

rasputin
February 24th 2011


14546 Comments


yo guys im a fan of doom/death never haerd wintur though

Tyrael
February 24th 2011


20883 Comments


Not a fan I just like it.

liledman
February 24th 2011


3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hahaha thats awesome rasp

liledman
February 24th 2011


3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the cassette i mean

rasputin
February 24th 2011


14546 Comments


yeah they had a bargain bin out the front, mainly obscure shitty pop music but they had a couple of thrash tapes and some death metal. got atrocity's todessensucht there too, and a necrosanct album (not their best).

WashboardSuds
February 24th 2011


5017 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nice review, the very beginning felt kind of wierd but it was well written, no doubt.

never heard of these guys, but I'm exploring "not-for-the-impatient" metal. should I get this record?

scissorlocked
February 24th 2011


3510 Comments


cassettes slay,I found Countdown to Extinction in an old store for 1 euro, and it's in pretty good condition

anyway,good review man, album seems heavy as shit

WashboardSuds
February 24th 2011


5017 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

btw, Foxhound: loving your Ameterasu avatar

Foxhound
February 24th 2011


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes if you want heavy, this is where to be.

WashboardSuds
February 24th 2011


5017 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

SOLD

rasputin
February 24th 2011


14546 Comments


this isn't really 'heavy' at all, it's just good

Foxhound
February 24th 2011


4570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well i'm glad you like it rasputin. after all i've picked up most of the doom i listen to from your rec list.



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