Emit are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of black metal, ambient and noise and this is a a review of their 2012 demo "Spectre Of An Antiquary" which will be re-issue on October 28th by Crucial Blast.
Clean playing and ambient style synths start off the album and after the intro drones and programmed beats are added into the music along with some spoken word parts and whispers in the background and there is also a few seconds of clean singing and all of the tracks have a very ritualistic and occult feeling to them.
As the album progresses depressive black metal vocals and screams are added into the music and you can also hear a great amount of darkwave and psychedelic elements in the songs and after awhile guitars are added into the music and they enhance the black metal qualities of the recording and the whole album sticks to a very slow and ritualistic musical direction and towards the end of the album they do a song that is all field recordings and the last song is very long and epic in length.
Emit creates some very dark and ritualistic sounding music that is more focused on an ambient direction while adding in elements of psychedelia, darkwave and black metal to create a very original sounding album, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics focus more on the occult lore and hidden history of the British Isles.
In my opinion Emit are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, ambient and noise and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dusk Gardens Of Translucent Mansions" "Trees Once Adornd With Severed Heads" "Beneath Carvings Linger" and "The Meadow Reapers". 8 out of 10.