This is the Abkehr to get me into Abkehr. This is like being dragged through a black canal of no light, with walls harsh and abrasive.
Also, sounds a bit like my lovely The Beast of the Apocalypse (where are you, oh where?).
This album will freeze your blood and bones. The absolute hatred and darkness arise from every note and phrase throwing icy whispers of death towards the universe. This is as close as we can possibly get to stare into the abyss and feel how we are swallowed by it.
Favorite track: II.
I don't really like black metal much. But... this is pitched far enough from the archetypes of the genre that I can actually enjoy it as the beautiful piece of progressive metal that it is. Lethologica82
This is a beautifully scorching multilayered atmospheric black metal album that I loved at first listen and still grows on me even more with every spin. From beginning to end it doesnt let up with the riffs and the multi howl attack. Im looking forward to the next one and really anything Mare Cognitum is involved in. stevenbeverage
By principal, I should’ve liked Skáphe from the start. Psychedelic black metal claustrophobia is all in my wheelhouse, but it baffled me for months and demanded a closer listen to truly let it stick. It stuck.