"In Death" marks a reestablishment for ANCESTORS. Following their trilogy about the ambiguity between death and reality come these four cobweb-ridden canticles entombed in an oppressive, decayed atmosphere. Echoing this transience into the black embrace of eternity is a violent, swirling cacophony with focus given to refining compositional structures to mirror both the nuances of lost remembrances and to glorify the hallucinatory nature of despair.
A rather soothing yet ominous intro lures the listener into a pit of raging, raw USBM. Harsh, cold and echoing vocals add to the diabolical atmosphere: this EP feels quite depressive, but the excellent melodic riffs actually put a smile on my face. As far as debut releases go: this is truly excellent. Bloedarend