Nameless Coyote
Devoured by the Swirling Night


4.0
excellent

Review

by Brandon Scott USER (101 Reviews)
December 7th, 2011 | 109 replies | 6,429 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist


5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Nameless Coyote clearly had a vision when crafting Devoured by the Swirling Night; amongst all the aimless "blackgaze" projects floating around the internet these days, it takes only a cursory listen to this San Fransisco band's debut EP to realize they are a higher breed of shoegaze influenced black metal. Where others falter in their juxtaposition of shogaze's inherent etherealness and black metal's inaccessibility Nameless Coyote does not - in this type of music balance is the key, and one-man composer Foxblood's talent in even craft has given him the ability to open many doors.

Obviously Alcest is the closest point of reference and easiest to relate this to but unlike so many of his peers, Nameless Coyote is far from a blatant copycat to France's blackened shoegaze luminaries - even during moments of pure shoegazing bliss the howling storm of black metal guitars is ever present, coalescing with dream-soaked melodies to create a near perfect synthesis of these two previously foreign genres. Even when separated these two styles of music need the right coaxing to produce the best results, and as Nameless Coyote proves quite well over the course of this three-track EP that Devoured By The Swirling Night is a steady endeavor no matter which route it chooses to pursue. Where the shoegaze based "Untitled" hoists you up into the clouds to enjoy heavenly harmonies and distanced croons, the appropriately named title track "Devoured by the Swirling Night" stirs together blissful guitar passages with tastefully done keyboard segments, subtly masking the latter instrument to accentuate the raw beauty of Nameless Coyote's strong melodic sensibilities.

Devoured By The Swirling Night isn't groundbreaking but it doesn't need to be; in his careful composition Nameless Coyote has created a set of tunes far more mature than a great deal of his blackgaze peers, the truest sign of success if there ever was one. While many have almost lost all hope in this type of music, (myself included) Nameless Coyote offers hope to the disillusioned; based on this fine EP, at least there is one blackgaze project that our hopes can continue to float on comfortably.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
TheSpirit
December 7th 2011



17168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really enjoyed this

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 7th 2011



49788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/

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Hawks
December 7th 2011



34436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yep, rules.

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Ovrot
December 7th 2011



10460 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this album sucks

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TheSpirit
December 7th 2011



17168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

alcest or gtfo

foxblood
December 7th 2011



6797 Comments


HOLY SHIT THANK YOU SO MUCH

TheSpirit
December 7th 2011



17168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

keep making good music and it's my pleasure man

Hawks
December 7th 2011



34436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

keep making good music and it's my pleasure man

I second this.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 7th 2011



49788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pleasure man

I second this.

TheSpirit
December 7th 2011



17168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

**pleasure men

wabbit
December 7th 2011



6978 Comments


this is really fucking good and I normally hate this kind of music.

Hawks
December 7th 2011



34436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Look at that Fox, you're even converting people into liking this type of music. You're doing something right.

foxblood
December 7th 2011



6797 Comments


haha damn you guys fucking rule. i had no idea i'd get such a positive response with this ep

foxblood
December 7th 2011



6797 Comments


makes me want to start working on my full length now

Hawks
December 7th 2011



34436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Do it! Lol

TheSpirit
December 7th 2011



17168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i feel so special when the artist comments in my review! he knows my name!

DinoX
December 7th 2011



3582 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ya fox you deserve your credit. After enjoying this I have started checking out some other blackgaze bands. Listening to a lantlos album right now.

foxblood
December 7th 2011



6797 Comments


cool dinox, thanks. yeah lantlos is pretty groovy
haha spirit. seriously i'm in debt to both you and hawks for being so kind. i sort of expected to be written off as another lame blackgaze project, so it's so awesome you guys like this. this project was a ton of work and i'm pleased you guys could get something out of it

wabbit
December 7th 2011



6978 Comments


this is a sputnik dude...You, Downer and Adam Thomas have all put out quality material this year.

Ovrot
December 7th 2011



10460 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Rabbit never listened to my album



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