One Tail, One Head - Worlds Open, Worlds Collide (2018)


As one of the most pummeling underground Black Metal acts to ever come from Norway, One Tail, One Head delivers Black Metal in its rawest and most foul form. Ending their existence with “Worlds Open, Worlds Collide”, the band unleashes ten tracks that comprise their full-length ‘debut’ and final testament to their unrivaled talent and crafty driving force.

When the atmospheric opener, “Certainly Not”, closes, the band quickly unravels the raw and decadent “Arrival Yet Again”, a piece that crafts a chilling atmosphere filled with catchy tempo changes and wild vocal onslaughts. Luctus, the band’s vocalist has a imposing style that is quite firm and filled with hate, making songs like the album title track and “Stellar Storms” come to life. Not being your average band, the mixture of mysterious minimalist interludes and atmospheric passages create a very creepy vibe that is unique to “One Tail, One Head”.

Pounding away at the listener, “Firebirds” is one of the most intense and ravaging songs in this release. Filled with a crafty bass guitar line and tight drumming, this track is one of the best in the album. With material that spans a period of 10 years, according to the band, it is quite interesting to see how their raw and ruthless BM focus shifted into more atmospheric territories like on “Sordid Sanctitude”, which has a very psychedelic edge to it with some dissonant guitars and a funky jazzy tempo to it.

Choosing to close the release with the hypnotic “Summon Surreal Surrender”, One Tail, One Head leaves us on a high with this crafty and psychotic atmosphere that is completely eerie and surreal. Overall, “Worlds Open, Worlds Collide” is a chilling release that unfortunately closes this band’s era and will leave listeners wanting more. If you are a fan of Black Metal that is not afraid of exploring beyond its boundaries, you will be greatly rewarded by giving this album a try.

Bands: A One Tail, One Head Album: Worlds Open, Worlds Collide

Label: Terratur Possesion

Release: October 5th, 2018

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Genre: Black Metal

Country: Norway

Rating: 92/100

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