None are a duo from Portland, Oregon that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Life has Gone On Long Enough" which will be released in April by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Ambient style synths start off the album while acoustic guitars can also be heard on a few tracks before going into more of a heavier and melodic direction which also mixes in with the more atmospheric side of the music as well as the vocals being mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while clean singing can also be heard briefly along with the slower sections of the songs bringing in elements of doom metal and as the album progresses some cascadian and post rock elements can be heard as well as a brief use of spoken word parts on a couple of the songs and when guitar leads are finally utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion, all of the music sticks to a very slow direction and they close the album with a cover of Burzum's "Illa Tibandi".
None creates another recording that remains true to their atmospheric and depressive style of black metal while also keeping everything in a slower direction, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover misery, grief and alcoholism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from None and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A World, Dead And Gray" "Corroded" and "Life Is Long Enough". 8 out of 10.