Bloodbark - Bonebranches (2018)
Atmospheric Black Metal / Post-Black Metal
It's not very often, or in this listeners experience ever, that when one listens to black metal you get a sense of tranquility with a hint of agressiveness, but with Bonebranches, you get just that. With 3 songs and a rough runtime of 40 minutes, you know you are in for something, in lieu of better terms, "epic". Instead of taking the traditional route, Bloodbark take their time with each song, allowing the listener to truly cherish the beauty that each song crafts without being overly long or boring. Whoever these musicians are, they know through experience how to think outside the box and hone their songwriting skills on the important things as opposed to trying to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. I for one look forward to seeing who these musicians are and what the future has in store for them, because if this album is any indication, they surely are going to be big in the black metal scene.