Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Year of No Light/Asserwelt/Conspiracy Records/2010 CD Review

  The Year Of No Light are a band from France that mixes shoegaze, sludge, drone, doom metal and black metal together together and this is a review of their 2010 album "Asserwelt" which was released by Conspiracy Records.

Drums are mostly slow drumming with some mid paced parts that do not use any fast playing or brutal blast beats except for maybe the last song with a lot of ambient sounding effects being used, while the bass playing has a dark sound to it with some slower riffs.

Rhythm guitars are mostly slow doom metal riffs that have a slight ambient black metal feel to them mixed in with some shoegaze elements, while the lead guitars are very droned out slow sounding guitar solos that have a depressive feel to them.

There are no vocals or lyrics on this album it is all instrumental and the production has a very dark, raw but still professional sound.

In my opinion The Year Of No Light are a very good band that would appeal to the more open minded fans of black metal, and doom metal, if you are a fan of drone, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Peresphone I" and "Abbesse". RECOMMENDED BUY.