Wither "Necropolis"

by Aurora Australis Records

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 AUD  or more

     

1.
07:28
2.
05:17
3.
06:40
4.
5.
01:03
6.
04:53
7.
02:31
8.

about

It is immeasurably inspiring to find an album with such a unique and refined vision as Wither have done with their debut Necropolis. Majestic and ghostly, the album is a phantasmagoria projecting hazy figurations unparalleled in their dismal and hopeless nature.

Wither´s unique atmosphere began to take shape on their debut split with the appropriately paired German funeral doom titans Worship, followed by the development of a stronger black metal influence on their self-titled EP; the band presented a foundation based on the work of fellow countryman Abyssic Hate as well as funeral doom staples Thergothon and Skepticism.

However, Necropolis presents a compelling development in sound with the integration of influences from 80´s post-punk/goths such as The Sisters of Mercy, as well as an undeniable nod to the unshakably compelling minimalism of Brave Murder Day´s instrumentation.

In these dark days there are very few albums push up through the morass of lazy and uninspired metal being released, but Wither´s debut is undoubtedly one of the few. Not to mention that the utterly sorrowful atmosphere is elevated to new heights by Kogaion Art´s bleak cover design.

Ultimately, this may be the most vehemently dispirited and emotionally crushing album to see the pale moonlight since the likes of Alloy and Suicidal Emotions.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase CD version here:

www.aurora-australis.com.au/releases/AAR_008.htm

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

credits

released October 1, 2012

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Aurora Australis Records Melbourne, Australia

Aurora Australis Records is an Australian based music label dealing in Black, Death & Folk Metal, Dark Ambient and other industrial music.

contact / help

Contact Aurora Australis Records

Streaming and
Download help