with an aptly titled first track, this album is an exemplary transversal through the melancholic planes one's heart must explore when all is lost but sorrow.
Favorite track: Estrangement.
Premium death/doom (from the PNW, of course)--love the balance of lurching, crushing riffs and icy melodies that burrow into your brain. Great vocal performance here, too; a mix of cavernous growls and sorrow-laden screams.
Favorite track: Inherent Opprobrium.
Gripping, mesmerizing and flat-out massive; Seattle, Washington based Doom/Death Metal band Anhedonist's 2012 debut full-length Netherwards is an aural masterpiece. Spanning over 40 minutes spaced out across four songs, Anhedonist have created a mournful album which is sure to please even the harshest of critics. Their 2010 demo "The Drear" only touched on the capabilities of this band combining harrowing melodies, monolithic riffs and scathing vocals to create an extremely memorable and complete debut sure to leave definable marks on the listener's psyche.