Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I Shalt Become - Wanderings

1. Intro
2. Fragments
3. The Funeral Rain
4. Winter Lights
5. Paintings In A Gallery
6. Labyrinthine
7. Thorns
8. Insects
9. Her Demons
10. A Once Great Man
11. Outro
12. En Ring Til AA Herske (Burzum cover)
13. The Heavens Drop With Human Gore (Judas Iscariot cover)
14. I Filled With Woes the Passing Wind (Judas Iscariot cover)

I Shalt Become was a one-man black metal project by the mysterious S. Holliman, a robed and hooded figure, at least in the booklet photos. Originally recorded in 1996, it's not too hard to discern the bands who influenced this record. It's pretty heavy on the Burzum-style one-man lo-fi BM, tinny guitars, screeching and howling vocals, and the prerequisite drum machine, which doesn't sound all that bad here. Heavy repetition, suicidal drones... good shit.

Recommended if Burzum/JI/Leviathan-type stuff is your thang.

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