Verge are a band from Finland that plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Process Of Self-Becoming" which will be released in September by I, Voidhanger Records.
A very heavy sound starts off the album before going into a very fast direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats that also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the vocals are all high pitched black metal screams.
Throughout the recording hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some pump organs in the background and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some of the tracks also brings in a brief use of clean singing and spoken word parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic, modern and atmospheric style and some of the tracks also add in 90's era second wave influences.
Verge plays a style of occult black metal that is very modern while also having its raw moments, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's theory of existence stages but with a more left hand path and Luciferian touch.
In my opinion Verge are a very great sounding occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Aesthetic II _ The Futility Of It All" "Moral I - The Decision Behind Calculation" and "Religious II - Grounding In The Unground". 8 out of 10.