This album places Nightbringer above every band to ever come out of Colorado. Imagine walking through temple halls with pillars of serpents on both sides of you, and a pitch-black void calling you forward with inky tentacles. “Death and the Black Work” is a consuming colossus of an album. The sound of the album is huge. Every millimeter of audiospace is filled with an engrossing evil, and it begins to spin a black web in your mind from which resistance is futile. No moment of the album is a release from this horror, even when lead lines and melodies enter the temple with you, they only serve to haunt and pull you further down into these unfathomable depths. One of the darkest black metal albums out there and definitely the most powerful. The speed of the guitar tremolo, juxtaposed with lumbering chord durations, is supported by a variety of drum tempos ranging from doomy to extremely fast.
Every Nightbringer member brings top-notch musicianship to the album, and even the vocals reek of pure loathing. If evil black metal is a style that you normally can’t get sucked into, don't worry. Nightbringer plays so brilliantly, and creates such a fantastic atmosphere, that you won't be able to shake them.
Support a local band and a local label by turning up the volume and entering Nightbringer’s underground lair.