Artist: The Great Old Ones
Album: Al Azif
Release Date: 04/27/2012
Genre: Atmospheric black metal/sludge metal
Description: We've all heard the atmosludge-infused black metal schtick before, but it's uncommon to find a band that does it as proficiently as The Great Old Ones. The difference here is that this French act puts far more emphasis on the sludge facet of their sound than their peers do, creating an exceptionally eerie and murky black metal album. Also, as is made obvious by the band and track names, the entire album is a love letter to the Lovecraft mythos. Win win (win).
Tracklist, sample song, and download are after the jump.
"Visions of R'lyeh"
2. Visions Of R'lyeh (6:55)
3. Jonas (9:29)
4. Rue d'Auseil (9:21)
5. The Truth (8:24)
6. My Love For The Stars (Cthulhu Fhtagn) (10:19)