NONE - Inevitable (2023)


It has been a long four years since mysterious entity NONE unleashed their last release “Damp Chill of Life”. With a very piercing and demoralizing sound, this North American outfit delivers some of the most nihilistic aural experiences you will ever encounter. With “Inevitable”, the band keeps the pain going with 56 minutes of soul crushing music. For any fan of Atmospheric Black Metal, this is exactly what dreams are made from.

Opening with the somber “Never Came Home”, momentum is slowly built with clean guitars and atmospherics just before the wall of distortion sets it. The interplay of whispers as the harsh screams come in showcases the band’s brilliance when it comes to shift momentum and create devastating transition. Eerie pieces like “Alone, Where I Can See” and “A Reason to Be”, further push the band’s ability to deliver melancholy amongst aggressive onslaughts to completely new heights.

The second ‘half’ of the release focuses more on creating chilling atmospheres with tracks like “My Gift” and “Locked, Empty Room” to provide the listener with some respite and prepare theme for the bleakness of “Rest”. This last track is our favorite thanks to its dream-like and yet oppressive atmosphere, with a perfectly restrained tempo thanks to crafty drumming. The hypnotic nature of this track creates a very unique overwhelming vibe.

As a whole “Inevitable” is one of those extremely polished releases that bleeds melancholy and pain unlike any other. With each album NONE continues to push the boundaries of bleakness, setting the bar even higher. If you are a fan of depressive/atmospheric Black Metal, there is no reason to not know about this outfit and their demoralizing, but amazing music.

Band: NONE Album: Inevitable

Label: Hypnotic Dirge Records

Release: June 30th, 2023

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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 97/100

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