Album Review: VHÖL – “Deeper Than Sky”

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It’s so satisfying when a record reveals ever more layers of remarkable traits after repeated listens. The latest release from the Pacific Northwest-based quartet VHÖL, “Deeper Than Sky,” is just such a beast – and this is a record that will  demand repeated listens. From the circle pit-worthy crust punk gallops to the sharp and beautiful black metal sections; from the way that Mike Scheidt’s singular metal-operatic yowls and shouty growls carve out their own space next to the intricate and mighty thrash guitar twisters created by John Cobbett, this second record by VHÖL is very likely going to be record of the year for many. Continue reading