Just like "Subdivisions," this single is a masterful cover of Rush that takes all of their proggy greatness and combines it with powerful death-metal-inspired guitar work! I can't help but rock out to Allegaeon-meets-Rush, no matter what!
Don’t be fooled by the name making mere reference to a form of Metal that is not being celebrated here. Also, try not to put too much importance on the ridiculous song titles. This is serious stuff we’re dealing with here. Atmospheric progressive Death Metal meets black opera, meets intelligent lyrics about a dying earth and human scum. This record keeps spinning in my player for months now and I don’t grow tired of its daring take on brutality. May the slimy goddess be with you! Mohemian
Masterpiece. The blending of styles and sounds and the creative songwriting make the surprising saxofone fit in completely natural. This is a so innovative in a genre that is defined by brutal vocals, heavy riffs and beats, together with high technical skills. I really enjoyed the video of the title track, even the reaction videos to it. Discovery of the year. As a reviewer said, you've got to go see them. pestorosso
This is not only the most impressive debut offering I've ever heard from any band or artist ever, but also one of the most impressive metal recordings I've ever heard, period. Black Crown Initiate is well on their way to becoming one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Kadin Wisniewski