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.
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.
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.