Circle Of Noose are a solo project that has been featured before in this zine and plays an experimental form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 demo "Eschatological Gnosis" which was released by Depressive Illusions Records.
Melodic guitar leads and avant garde sounds start off the demo along with some some grim yer depressive black metal screams and clean singing a few seconds later and the clean playing also gives the music more of an experimental feeling along with some mantras that also add more of an esoteric and meditative feeling to the recording.
One of the tracks is very long and epic in length and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile the music gets more heavy and melodic adding in more of an atmospheric and depressive style of black metal along with the solos and leads also utilizing a great amount of melody.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw edge and as the demo progresses some of the music starts adding in more of a lo-fi atmosphere and the heavy and avant garde parts also start getting mixed together while other songs also add in a touch of psychedelia and there are also some songs that use of peoples voices in the background and towards the end the music starts to speed up a bit and also brings in a few blast beats.
With this recording Circle Of Noose creates a style of black metal that is very atmospheric and depressive while also mixing in a great amount of dark ambient, experimental and avant garde elements to create something very dark and disturbing yet original at the same time, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover sick, depressive, bi polar and anti human themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Circle Of Noose and if you are a fan of experimental and depressive black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Longer You'll Smile" "The The ones Who Wear A Shield Of Glass" and "Sigh of rotten t6hroats". 8 out of 10.