Funereal Presence - Achatius



7.7 | 33 votes |
Release date: 15 February 2019
Style: Black metal

Owners:

12 have it
5 want it


01. Wherein Achatius Is Awakened And Called Upon
02. Wherein A Messenger Of The Devil Appears
03. Wherein Seven Celestial Beasts Are Revealed To Him
04. Wherein Achatius Is Flogged To The Hills Of Violation

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
N/A
"Wherein Black Metal Is Inspired"

- a fellow user and reviewer who was clever before I was.

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published 17.03.2019 | Comments (8)

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Comments: 11   Visited by: 82 users
02.03.2019 - 00:57
Mercurial
Lavely staff.
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03.03.2019 - 20:02
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
A future black metal classic. So good.
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04.03.2019 - 17:16
nikarg
Mod
Wherein black metal is inspired.
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26.07.2019 - 19:25
Maco
Classless
A total improvement over the debut which was good yet easily forgettable. An album for the ages.
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Never trust a junkie.
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09.12.2019 - 20:50
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Closing of #4 track is absolutely delicious.

Probably BM album of the year? It is for me.
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09.12.2019 - 22:17
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
It seems I'm in the minority. I really don't like this album. The songs feel like they have no structure to me. Just one spastic riff after another on top of poor drum production.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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09.12.2019 - 23:27
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Boxcar Willy on 09.12.2019 at 22:17

It seems I'm in the minority. I really don't like this album. The songs feel like they have no structure to me. Just one spastic riff after another on top of poor drum production.

Well it's pretty ordinary for you to have bad opinions
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- I've dreamt of that for years.
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10.12.2019 - 05:34
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by RaduP on 09.12.2019 at 23:27

Well it's pretty ordinary for you to have bad opinions

My only saving grace is that 60% of the time Troy agrees with me every time.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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10.12.2019 - 08:53
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.12.2019 at 05:34

Written by RaduP on 09.12.2019 at 23:27

Well it's pretty ordinary for you to have bad opinions

My only saving grace is that 60% of the time Troy agrees with me every time.

Well nobody is perfect
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- I've dreamt of that for years.
- Dying?
- Running.




2020 goodies
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10.12.2019 - 09:27
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Boxcar Willy on 09.12.2019 at 22:17
It seems I'm in the minority. I really don't like this album. The songs feel like they have no structure to me. Just one spastic riff after another on top of poor drum production.

Honestly I didn't expect to agree with you, especially after reading Radu's review and seeing the comments here, but I think I'd rate this about the same as you. I listened to it just tonight and might try it again later this week (its re-visit has been bumped down to make way for other stuff I intend to catch up with) but I doubt I'll budge on my initial reaction.

I wouldn't agree with the spastic riff critique, though. I think, though unusual in their delivery, the riffs are purposeful and fit within the seemingly primitive, aggressive theme of the album. I felt like I understood the concept of the album and its intent, but just couldn't get myself in the right headspace to appreciate it beyond the evolving riff patterns and raw atmosphere of nostalgia. I can get in that space with Darkthrone, but not with this project. Although it could be it just needs to be consumed with some smooth red wine.
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I have no memory of this place.
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11.12.2019 - 16:52
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.12.2019 at 09:27

Honestly I didn't expect to agree with you, especially after reading Radu's review and seeing the comments here, but I think I'd rate this about the same as you. I listened to it just tonight and might try it again later this week (its re-visit has been bumped down to make way for other stuff I intend to catch up with) but I doubt I'll budge on my initial reaction.

I wouldn't agree with the spastic riff critique, though. I think, though unusual in their delivery, the riffs are purposeful and fit within the seemingly primitive, aggressive theme of the album. I felt like I understood the concept of the album and its intent, but just couldn't get myself in the right headspace to appreciate it beyond the evolving riff patterns and raw atmosphere of nostalgia. I can get in that space with Darkthrone, but not with this project. Although it could be it just needs to be consumed with some smooth red wine.

I definitely agree with your last statements. I can appreciate what this album is trying to do, and I can understand why people like it, but I find it's lacking direction, especially with the long tracks. I also find the production is pretty linear and flat as well. The drum production is especially appalling. The snare sound is terrible and the cymbals wash into themselves, is there even a bass drum?

What I do like, are the "heavy metal" ideas behind this. The short solos and riffs and occasional heavy metal style drum fills are cool. It just doesn't mesh well with the black metal and long track lengths. If they stuck with more of an "evil heavy metal" style for the whole record, I would like it much more.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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