Jaw-dropping U.K. black metal. At times reminiscent of Blut Aus Nord, and just like BaN, the band incorporates industrial ambience to great effect. Dizzying, cathartic, revelatory... all words I could use to describe Decoherence’s magnificently heavy, black metal craft. One of the finer releases of 2020.
Favorite track: Equilibrium Unreached.
Multinational industrial atmospheric black metal entity Decoherence return with their mind-altering sophomore LP "Unitarity", once again exploring through sound realms of the incomprehensible that lie far beyond human existence and understanding, in remote and alien corners of the cosmos were unimaginable cataclysms, and creation/destruction events of harrowing apocalyptic proportions dominate an immense lifeless void where light is cyclically and eternally torn and devoured. Figuratively placed at the center of this alien and incomprehensible plane of existence lies the music of Decoherence, an hallucinogenic architectural distortion of shapeshifting dark matter in which cold industrial tapestries, surreal and alien atmospheres and walls of mangled guitars and oppressive electronics design the erratic and twisting trajectories of the universe's most hidden and ungraspable abominations.
released August 14, 2020
Stroda: all instruments
Prior: noise and electronics
Written, recorded, and mixed by Stroda
Lyrics and vocals by Tahazu
Mastered by Ianzel at Necrosound Studio
Artwork by Prior
Design and layout by MA
By principal, I should’ve liked Skáphe from the start. Psychedelic black metal claustrophobia is all in my wheelhouse, but it baffled me for months and demanded a closer listen to truly let it stick. It stuck.