Release date: 01 May, 2020
Label: Transylvanian Tapes
Release type: Full-length
Best track: A Pit of Severed Hands
Deeply emotional and sincere, Gates, Doorways, and Endings reeks of old, ancient death.
Soundtrack to a trudging funeral procession, Occlith’s debut full length is like an exhalation from an open burial mound. Through quintessentially a Doom release (slow but never too slow), the record has a crushingly evil backbone and both distinct psychedelic moments and heavier, almost Blackened passages. A discerning use of clean and harsher vocals helps complete an atmosphere suspended between life and death, always right on the thin line.
A morose album if there ever has been one, for all those secretly (and less so) obsessed with death.