Cold Crypt (pro CD-R digipak, grinder) - Bearing the Light
From label Cimmerian Shade Recordings:
Malevolent mechanized blackened brutality with desolate ambient soundscapes.
"For those of you disappointed by Scott Conner's (aka Malefic) decision to end Xasthur, well, you can drag your depressive asses up-and-out of your parent's basement and behold the unlight that is COLD CRYPT. This is the stuff of nightmares - a chaotic, anguished, mind-fucking trip through a dissonant purgatory. Where USBM bands had begun to sound very same-y, a cannibalization of sounds and ideas, the UK's Cold Crypt builds off the fundamentals of these genre-defying bands, layering a jarring, vociferant, nearly-industrialized sound to the warm, fuzzed-out bed of atmospheric distortion. A palpable sense of dread, one suffused in schizophrenic samples, is never far from the surface, permeating the entirety of the wraith-like black metal on display. Not for the faint of heart." 8/10 www.bravewords.com/hardwares/1002632