Woe - A Spell For The Death Of Man FLAC album
Album · 2009 · 7 Songs. More By Woe. See All.
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The first Woe album, "A Spell for the Death of Man," from 2008. Last copies of the original pressing. Includes unlimited streaming of A Spell for the Death of Man via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Sold Out. Logo pin. T-Shirt/Apparel. Heavy fucking polished pin. Limited quantity.
Band Name Woe. Album Name A Spell for the Death of Man. Type Album. 版公司 Stronghold Records. Other productions from Woe. A Violent Dread.
Yup-this terrific album is the brain child of Xos (or Chris Grigg) and while you’d typically expect the usual depressive lo fi scrawl from a US (Philadelphia) one man black metal project, Woe turns out to be one of the very best and well done, pure black metal records I’ve heard in quite some time, capturing the misanthropy, tortured melody, scarred atmospherics and introspective, craggy nihilism of the genre in 8 perfectly done songs. Woe is an unique experience, being suicidal black metal that still embraces a very moving groove. Supremely intense, A Spell for the Death of Man is an atmospheric beast, birthed by the unstoppable force of Xos’ skill. This is the light being shined straight into your eyes as you enter a catatonic state and a must have album for everyone who craves a fix of depraved black metal and isn’t afraid to have their soul vitiated.
A blistering riff forms the initial verse before thundering into some mid-paced golden era metal riffery, and continues in this vein, swapping between Anaal Nathrakh-like blasting and tremolo madness, and brute force Darkthrone or Dodsferd style black'n'roll. Frequently brutal and hatefully fast, but filled with melodic tremolo riffing and head banging riffs, A Spell for the Death of Man is an almost visionary treat. No, it's not genre-defining and nor is it particularly original but it has that magical musical ingredient in spades, and splices its influences together in an unusual way to create something just a little bit different.
As far as one-man black metal projects go, WOE's "A Spell for the Death of Man" stands on solid ground. C. Grigg) does a commendable job with the guitars, vocals, and perhaps most pleasantly surprising, the drums. The engineering job of Xos and Joe Smiley is far better than a lot of black metal albums I've heard; crisp and full without sounding too slick or clinically sterilized. While the album begins to approach redundancy halfway through, there is enough in the way of pure forcefulness and riff alterations to keep it from being a yawner. A Spell for the Death of Man" will not necessarily stand out in a big way from the pack, but it is not a characterless affair either. Xos is onto something stirring enough here to warrant keeping the ears pealed for the next release.
|Alone With Our Failures||4:03|
|Longing Is All That Will Remain||7:16|
|Condemned As Prey||5:04|
|I See No Civilization||7:54|
|Wake In Mourning||4:18|
|ASTR004||Woe||A Spell For The Death Of Man (CD, Album)||Stronghold Records||ASTR004||US||2008|
|CVP004, none||Woe||A Spell For The Death Of Man (LP, Album, Red)||Creeping Vine Productions, Subvert All Media||CVP004, none||US||2009|
|VR120||Woe||A Spell For The Death Of Man (LP, Album, Ltd, Num, TP)||Vendetta Records||VR120||Germany||2016|
|# 123||Woe||A Spell For The Death Of Man (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)||Vendetta Records||# 123||Germany||2016|
|Vendetta Records 123||Woe||A Spell For The Death Of Man (LP, Album, RE, Red)||Vendetta Records||Vendetta Records 123||Germany||2016|