An associate of mine whose release I reviewed a while ago, contacted me and asked me if I wanted to exclusively premiere something from a new release on his label. So I decided to do that and my what an honor it is to be asked to premiere a release of this caliber. Michael Kadnar has a label called Silent Pendulum Records and the forthcoming release on his label, third release to be exact, is courtesy of Bereft – an atmospheric post-metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. Not to be confused with the doom-metal band with the same name. Since their demo from 2013, they’ve exponentially grown to become even more focused in their quest to blend the most absurd – post-metal, hints of black metal and atmospheric metal – into a maelstrom, a force to be reckoned with. Amongst all those influences, there’s also pieces of doom metal to be heard within the atmosphere of their tracks.
Now they’re ready to unleash their debut-album for y’all to hear. It won’t come out until the 18th of November, but you can get a full taste of what’s to come on Repartiseraren. This is an album that actually blew me away when I first listened to it. I couldn’t believe how you could assemble all those influences and make something worthwhile of it. But they managed to do just that, imagine the rawness of black metal spaced out in an atmospheric volley that gathers what it pleases throughout the sound-scape. Psychotic samples and ramblings as placeholders in between tracks, which pumps up the next track so it becomes a behemoth. A wall of forceful sounds are joined by a range of emotions produced with riffs that are rough, but also thoughtful – co-operating with each blow of the drums – to form something beyond this world.
So, now when I have given you the full experience in advance, it is time to unleash it for real. You get to stream the release in its entirety here on Repartiseraren. Nobody else gets a chunk of this, so with my collaboration with Michael Kadnar and his label Silent Pendulum Records, you’ll get to enter a world that had yet to be revealed. This is a release you must listen to, because it’s a great debut-album that have the essentials from each genre and mold it into perfection. It is like creating a fine sculpture out of ordinary clay. Nothing is out of bound for this band and it feels like this release might open a few eyes; and I hope you’re all ears. Stream the album “Lost Ages” in full, down below. You can pre-order the album via Silent Pendulum Records or Bereft themselves.