Suicidal Black Metal in the vein of Xasthur & I Shalt Become. Limited Edition of 25 in slimline jewel case.
“York, PA’s Denier emerges as the new Xasthur, filling a void in the depressive black metal genre since Malefic buried his project in 2010.
Thieves is only three songs, but what an amazing trinity of tracks. “King Nothing” opens, a muddy wall of sound set to a Roman marching beat, with delayed, tortured vocals buried just beneath the waves of instrumentation that provide what passes for melody. “The Grand Illusion” follows in much the same vein, a fanfare for the depths of Hell that builds to a psychedelic double-bass frenzy. Finally, “Closed Gate” sums up its predecessors with tortured shrieks of misery echoing over a black chasm of nothing – a fitting end to such desperate ferocity.
Not much is known about Denier, other than his location and that he possibly may also be the dark mind behind Layr. Regardless, this is a powerful debut that, hopefully, will mark the beginning of a fascinating catalog of music.
Suicide never sounded so lovely.”
-The Big Takeover