One of the finest gems from the 00s PNW black metal scene. I’m glad it’s just starting to get some acclaim, but this was one of the first black metal records I ever heard and I’m so glad that it live sup to it’s name.

Crust influence from before crust became trash, hard going black metal riffs that don’t relent, and some folk shit to appease the softer side. This is really everything you want in a hardcore/black metal hybrid, and it’s so fucking sad how far the scene of music like this has fallen. When bands like Ancst are one of the best bands in the scene, you know it has come upon some hard times. Great album, great artwork, great everything, no complaints from me.

8.25/10