As­cen­sion

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UN­DER ETHER

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

CH­ERYL CARTER

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