Friday, June 22, 2018

Wrath of the Weak - Alogon (2008)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
Wrath of the Weak - Solace (2010)

Nauseatingly dense depressive US black metal. An impenetrable wall of dissonant guitars, blasting drum machine, droning keyboards, and ghostly, half-buried vocals. The real genius of this record, though, is that somehow, despite all the overt ugliness, there's a sorrowful beauty at its core.

Track listing:
1. Chapter I: A Leap of Faith Ends When You Crash into the Ground
2. Chapter II: Using Self-Destruction in the Pursuit of a Better Life
3. Chapter III: What We Learn from Spending 120 Hours in a Downpour
4. Chapter IV: When One Side of the Mirror Diverges from the Other
5. Chapter V: Angels with Forked Tongues and the Gifts They Bear
6. Chapter VI: Light Streaming in Through the Cracks in the Door
7. Epilogue: The Journey Towards Non-Existence, in Slow-Motion Technicolor

A momentary diversion on the road to the grave

You should also listen to:
Vrolok - Resurgence III:
Order of the Sphere
Onirik -
Casket Dream Veneration (2015)


  1. Thank you so much for this, didn't know how much I needed this today

  2. after you posted Solace I went out and bought their whole discography and downloaded the guys noise/drone side project Nested(?) as well