10 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Using black metal as nihilistic cement to hold all sorts of other nasty styles together, Jef Whitehead takes his one-man project in a multitude of directions on this 2015 album. “The Smoke of Their Torment” and “Dawn Vibration” tear you limb from limb with death metal, but they’re linked by a biblical passage and punctuated by phantom screams. Droning doom, industrial noise, and avant-garde effects seep in elsewhere. Especially in the morose 10-minute title cut, the landscape shifts nonstop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Using black metal as nihilistic cement to hold all sorts of other nasty styles together, Jef Whitehead takes his one-man project in a multitude of directions on this 2015 album. “The Smoke of Their Torment” and “Dawn Vibration” tear you limb from limb with death metal, but they’re linked by a biblical passage and punctuated by phantom screams. Droning doom, industrial noise, and avant-garde effects seep in elsewhere. Especially in the morose 10-minute title cut, the landscape shifts nonstop.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

murkan ,

Once you go this Black, you'll never go back.

Wrest has arrived. This offering is the proof. He's finally got the production he deserves ( don't get me wrong I love lo-fi ) and technically this is his most accomplished, mature offering. He makes Gorgoroth sound like the Bee Gees. Wrest is a true artist and I'm happy that he's finally getting the recognition he deserves. When I put on his music, I say, "Finally"! That's how it feels. Finally someone got it right. The cd comes in a wonderful box filled with illustrated cards of Wrest's Lovecraftian nightmarish art which is impressive. He does all the art and all the music. That, my friends is as rare as it gets, especially since it is done so well. Scar Sighted is a sonic, chthonic, fractal of endless nightmares that are precisely brutal to perfection.
Thank you for your dedicated efforts Wrest. May you be prosperous!

splatterhouse88 ,

Best Leviathan to date.

Yeah you heard me right, and I've been a fan of Jef Whitehead since his days with Moribund records putting record ads of his in the back of Metal Maniacs magazine.

This is hands down his best offering to date. Can EASILY sit right next to his Lurker of Chalice side-project. Black metal album of 2015.

Oderus85 ,

Like what I can hear

First song skips to second song about 2:30 in, Wrest of album is great!

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