I couldn’t exactly pick out a specific standout track because everything is most excellent. I enjoyed the transition on the first song from spooky to devastating. I thought the leads were all great and several songs features great riffs with an overall feel of primal intensity. Between the lower tempo, the deep rich low-end focus, and the frantic shouts there’s a grandiose feel to the sound. It’s like a tidal wave about to crash down.

Jose MaCall on II:Vanishing by LonghouseMetal Temple

Guitars are earripping phantasms from the nether planes of  the earth. On top of this, small melodies floats on top, giving a fantastic mood and  surplus. […] The song kind of changes mood from the darkness in the beginning to a beautiful uplifting ending, filled with ethereal sounds on top, almost sounding a bit like some of M83’s bright moments. […] Black Sails For Red Seas is a new star in the universe of blackgaze.

I really have become completely captivated by [“Hunters Moon“] — though the entire album is damned captivating. It’s a powerfully haunting track right from the start, but the spectral emanations in the music are balanced by staggering heaviness.

Islander on II:Vanishing by LonghouseNo Clean Singing

Georgia’s been responsible for plenty of great sludge bands over the years and I think it’s definitely time to add Savagist to that list. […] Unlike most bands that simply create this heavy Earth shattering sound and stop there, Savagist proves to be much more interesting.

Chris Dahlberg – Transcending Obscurity

Hands Of Despair nous livre là une offrande absolument magistrale de maîtrise. […] Chaque titre offre une ambiance différente, ce qui donne une seule envie à la fin de l’écoute: y retourner.

Christophe Szpajdel – Shoot Me Again

Bereft est un album d’exception et Hands Of Despair n’a rien à envier aux grands groupes de death/black/doom metal européens.

Maxime Pagé –

Rhino’s Latitude Ø is atmospheric, and entrancing, but with plenty of weight and the kind of contrast between earth-rumbling physicality and phantasmagoric spookiness that pulls you in, and drags you under. Dismal and despairing music that will get heads moving.

Islander – No Clean Singing

A few years down the line, if they stay this course, Woccon could develop into one of the strongest Death/Doom bands to come out of American soil.

Rosy Finch is a band who you want to stay around forever. They’re the sort of band cults grow up around […]. Get this band into your life as soon as you can.

Martyn Coppack – Echoes and Dust

[Hereafter] is well worth your time though, you just have to like badass Metal to get into it! 8/10.

L’invasion – I. Encres troubles // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  1. L’invasion – I. Encres troubles // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  2. Amok // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  3. No Name, No Marker // Longhouse - II:Vanishing
  4. Lily // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  5. Phénix // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  6. Le Vent // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  7. Doppelganger // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  8. Vanishing // Longhouse - II:Vanishing
  9. L’invasion – II. La salve // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  10. Blood and Stone // Longhouse - II:Vanishing
  11. We are the Night // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  12. Hunter’s Moon // Longhouse - II:Vanishing
  13. The Vigil // Longhouse - II:Vanishing