NONE - Life Has Gone On Long Enough (2018)


Making justice to such a bleak title, today we have NONE’s sophomore release. Featuring over 50 minutes of the most demoralizing and gut wrenching music you will ever hear, “Life Has Gone On Long Enough” is a brutally emotional Atmospheric Black Metal release that any fan of Austere, Lifelover, Mortualia, etc. cannot miss.

After a moody opener, “A World, Dead and Gray” kicks off with crushingly dissonant guitars and punishing vocals. The atmosphere is quickly set to total bleakness by the pace songs’ pace and knack for very minimalist and yet effective keyboards. Bleeding into “Bed the Cold Earth”, NONE’s ability to continue its atmospheric endeavors is brilliant as the transitions are seamless and keep the listener fully immersed into the vibe of the release.

Our personal favorite track has to be “Hypoxic”, a song that delivers a very miserable (in a good way) vibe that feel quite helpless and invasive, thanks to its killer guitar work and perfectly timed atmospheric elements. As the album progresses, tracks like “Corroded” and the eerie album title track keep the listener engaged with some tempo changes and the use of additional creepy elements to further envelop the listener into this magical atmospheric journey.

Closing the release we have “Illa Tiðandi”, which is a very fitting Burzum cover that allows the listener to properly transition from such a devastating release to more mundane music and regular life. Overall, “Life Has Gone On Long Enough” is truly an atmospheric masterpiece that showcases the many talents of NONE. If you enjoy demoralizing music that will turn even the sunniest day into a brutal winter evening, you should not miss out on this very emotional and punishing release.

Bands: NONE Album: Life Has Gone On Long Enough

Label: Hypnotic Dirge Records

Release: April 11th, 2018


Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 94/100

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