Album Review: Wolvserpent – Perigaea Antahkarana

12 Jacket (Gatefold - Two Pocket) [GD30OB2-N]

Release Date: September 17, 2013 Relapse Records

Tracks: 4

Length: 80 minutes, 2 CD’s

Genre:  Doom/drone/black/ambient

Previous releases: Debut album Blood Seed, 2010, Perigaea (1 hour long demo), 2012

Recommended for fans of: Wolves In The Throne Room, Locrian, Doom, drone, atmospheric black metal


Description: Wolvserpent contains of Brittany McConnell and Blake Green from Idaho. They are both multi-instrumentalists that have more than 20 years of training in the field of classical music, which makes this album quite interesting. With impressive creativity they have crafted two CD’s of majestic and monolithic music that is rich, dark and unsettling. It’s music that will appeal to your sense of imagination and create images of various beautiful, nature-related environments that eventually very, very slowly builds up into a nightmare of pitch black darkness and claustrophobia. The album begins with a howling wind together with the foreboding noise of a murder of crows, sounding like they are upset over our presence and want to give us a warning. ‘Within The Light of Fire’ is extremely haunting and heavy with its mumbling harsh vocals, insane screams and guitars thicker than the densest morning fog. ‘A Breath In The Shade Of Time’ opens with the sound of a crackling fire, a soft violin together with a mighty, ritualistic drum that goes on for the next five minutes. If you’re not used to droning music like this, you can easily lose patience and just want to fast forward the song a bit, but if you want to experience the full effect of the songs, be patient and continue to listen until the end. If you’re in the right mood, it can be very rewarding.


Strong points: Creative, atmospheric with a strong feeling of nature, descriptive and well written music. Beautiful violins. A slight post-rock influence. This is music that doesn’t leave you unaffected. Though it can take a lot of patience to listen through this album; it’s not something you do every day.

Recommended songs: A Breath In The Shade Of Time, Concealed Among The Roots and Soil

Conclusion: This is music to drown in. Disturbingly eerie and lush, it slowly creeps into your mind, works its way around your brain and entangles your thoughts, your feelings and your perception of yourself and the world. You will feel different; the whole world will feel different to you after listening to Wolvserpent.

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About Irmelinis

A friend told me that I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.

Posted on October 2, 2013, in Album Reviews, Tales From Bandcamp & Full Album Streams and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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