Locrian / Return To Annihilation
Album: Return To Annihilation   Collection:General
Artist:Locrian   Added:Oct 2013
Label:Relapse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-10-17 Pull Date: 2013-12-19 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Dec 15 Nov 24 Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 27 Oct 20
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 07, 2014: Music Casserole
Eternal Return
4. Nov 23, 2013: Music Casserole
Two Moons
2. Dec 14, 2013: Music Casserole
Panorama Of Mirrors
5. Nov 08, 2013: Aporaw-yeh
Panorama Of Mirrors
3. Dec 12, 2013: Deathcrush
Obsolete Elegies
6. Nov 07, 2013: Deathcrush
Eternal Return

Album Review
The Grunt
Reviewed 2013-10-18
Artist: Locrian // Album: Return To Annihilation

Experimental Black Metal Shoegaze Ambient Drone. Most songs have a drone element, usually feedback getting played around with and some light electronic noises / effects. Simple drums in most songs. Don't be fooled by my saying "black metal" either, this is actually a pretty good chillout album, not aggressive. Put this on and space out :)

The heavier songs are 1 and 6. Great stuff.
All other songs are worth a spin for a more mellow droney experience!

1.) > > > What a gem! Slow moving atmospheric black metal vocals with whale-sounding-synths and nice guitar melodies / feedback. The vocals make me wanna jizz my pants…if only I were wearing pants.
2.) Pulsing synth with feedback melodies. Simple drums and light twinkling guitars throughout. Music to space out to. Tortured screams enter around 6:30 and abrupt change around 7:00.
3.) Slow-moving distorted psych drone sound under simple drums and clean guitars.
4.) Vaguely tribal rhythm, to buzzing feedback drone, to beautiful melodic blackened shoegaze sound
5.) Drone like a fast fan spinning, twinkling guitars, drums slowly crescendo
6.) > > > Starts with feedback drone then moves to buzzing beehive of guitar sound with drums. Slow buried screams.
7.) Simple guitar chords with building synth drone in background. Wind / scraping noises. Quiet middle section like creepy film score, @13:00 changes to atmospheric black metal.

-The Grunt

Track Listing
1. Eternal Return   4. Return To Annihilation
2. A Visitation From The Wrath Of Heaven   5. Exiting The Hall Of Vapor And Light
3. Two Moons   6. Panorama Of Mirrors
  7. Obsolete Elegies