Album Review: Barshasketh – “Ophidian Henosis”

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Genres grow stale. We know this. How much repetition can we bear before we completely stop giving a shit? And one genre that’s more guilty of this than many others is, dare I say it, black metal. We get it. We do. Satan. Blast beats. Tremolo picking. Grim… kvlt… frostbitten… raw. But it can get boring. The trick is to differentiate yourself from the pack while staying true to the roots that define your genre’s existence. Fortunately, with their new album, Ophidian HenosisBarshasketh have done exactly that…and crafted one of the best albums of the year to date as a result. Continue reading