Recorded on two continents, "Time" comprises six mesmerising monuments of cleverly-textured esoteric blackness, creatively crafted and proudly presented over the course of 70+ spellbinding minutes. Fusing melancholic Black Metal and post-rock elements, this ambitious recording represents a new departure for mainman Azlum, who has tapped into the darkest recesses of his mind’s eye to conjure a gargantuan oeuvre of arcane obscurity, a seamlessly-flowing tapestry of musical majesty that is at once masterfully-conceived, spontaneous and ageless. Join MANETHEREN on a unique, eternal voyage to the edge of nothingness.
The flutes sound a bit off, but the bluegrass/americana tinges of this album are truly unique. Comparable to the usual European folk-inspired black metal sounds, this is American folk-inspired black metal. The music effectively communicates the plight of coal miners. Coal's got to go, though. xCHICKEN SANDWICHx