Aseneth Blake is a solo artist from Wales that plays an occult form of post black emtal and this is a review of her self released 2021 ep "Zoetic Songs" which will be released on April 30th in honor of Beltane, Walpurgis Night Nod Galon-Mal.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the ep along with some drums a few seconds later which also takes the music into a heavier direction. Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams while the songs also add in a good amount of post metal elements and the music also incorporates a lot of melody.
When guitar leads are utilized they also are done in a very melodic style while synths are also a very huge part of the recording. Blast beats can also be heard at times along with the music also avoiding the use of any power chords as well as some spoken word parts also being used briefly and they also give the music more of a ritualistic atmosphere and most of the songs stick to a mid tempo direction.
Aseneth Blake plays a style of occult post black metal that is very different from most bands or solo artists of the genre. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are a concept album based upon based upon the life and work of British occult Austin Osman Spare,
In my opinion Aseneth Blake is a very great sounding occult post black metal solo artist and if you are looking for something that is different, yuo should check out this ep. RECOOMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Secret Leitmotif Of Desire" and "A Life of Poverty And Sorcery". 8 out of 10.