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.
Why do people like this music? Because they hate how it carries them away? How it transfers sound into inner peace? How it is right on, as a combination of all right sounds and tempo; like a violent peace that it is?
I just don’t know. FakeFur777
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019