WTC PRODUCTIONS GERMANY’S SHADOWY BLACK METAL CULT LIGHT AN INTERNAL FIRE Choosing to remain enigmatic is a large part of Ascension’s draw and despite the anonymity, the Germans have been masters of the underworld for the best part of 10 years. Ascension bring orthodox black metal to the fore and on Under Ether the band sound ready for the fight against the dangers inherent in life and the record vibrates with a warmth and richness not often found in the scene. Ecclesia is a stomping headrush that carries a filthy groove beneath husky vocals that preach to the importance of having one’s own church, in whatever form that may take, while Pulsating Nought is pure fire with a doomy beginning that belies the latter stages’ melodic solo and hypnotising vocal lines. Ascension pull from experience and inject their music with the imperfection of humanity and the horrors found within.
FOR FANS OF: WATAIN, BEHEMOTH, SECRETS OF THE MOON