A horrible hack

Eye Of Nix

Black Somnia

Year Released: 2017
Format: Download
Label: Scry Recordings
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jan 28, 2018
One for those of you who like something a bit different: Eye Of Nix play howling, cavernous, avant-garde metal that's doom at heart and restless of spirit. Central to it all is Joy Von Spain, whose versatile, wall-clambering vocals are an embittered crow-caw one moment and a dark, alluring croon the next. The music is similarly schizoid, sometimes tingling like gossamer threads against your cheek and at others coming at you with a cruel, crude array of claws, beaks and bones. Straight comparisons are few and far between, though fans of Dark Castle, Vaee Solis and Ides Of Gemini are unlikely to be disappointed, ditto those doomers who found themselves deep down the rabbit hole and listening to records by Jarboe and Diamanda Galas.

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