DEAD IN THE MANGER "transcience" LP
the band plays a mix of depressive black metal and grind (which seemed on paper an impossible combination) and that their intention is to instill feelings of unease and despondency in the listener. Nonetheless, a cursory listen to Transience leaves no doubt that on their debut LP Dead in the Manger creates music both brutally violent and coldly agonizing. Transience opens with a repetitive, atmospheric motif, conjuring a bleak sadness that sets the stage for an urgent right turn to scalpel-sharp, high-BPM aggression and multiple stab wounds of hate-driven malcontent. Filled with ill will and revulsion, Dead in the Manger walks a fine line between all-out sensory violence and post-trauma exhaustion.