AUGUST 16th 2014

Review by Metal Mom

Genre - Black Metal/Rock
Hometown - Minneapolis/Chicago

Members -
Adam Clemans - vocals (Shaidar Logoth)  
Brendan Seven (guitar)
Heath Rave - drums (ex-Across Tundras)
Jeff Wilson - guitar (Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, ex-Nachtmystium)
Joe Noel - bass (ex-Samothrace, ex-Altar of Plagues live)

Release date - July 8th, 2014

First I think I would challenge the genre they classify themselves, black metal/rock?? I think I would say they are more - black metal, sludge, death, rock and punk. But wait, that’s not to say it’s a bad thing.

This album, their 3rd,  “Clawing into Black Sun” starts off dark  and  distorted, then adds in some black metal and it vamps up to a more mid pace, it varies really, from slow to mid to fast, making it a more rounded style. If you listen you can also hear a touch of doom and maybe even sludge, it also has that old school black metal. And you can't forget, there is also some punk elements to be heard here, so basically, what they have done is create an album that should satisfy all genres.  
In March they accessed Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and with the help of Dan Jensen at the soundboard, they hammered out eight new songs for a 50 minute long Clawing Into Black Sun. Over the years they have managed to become what some might call a killing machine, and this time around, creating their best work to date.  The artwork was created by Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth, Chrome Waves, Twilight).
These 8 tracks are crushing, and well packaged, but don’t take my word for it, when July 8th rolls around, grab yourself a copy, and crank it loud. You will know what I mean.

Tracks -
1. The Silver Key
2. Clawing into Black Sun
3. Slaves to the Grime
4. The Desanctification
5. Lethe
6. In Reverence
7. Death Division  
8. A Light That Does Not Yield