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Return To Annihilation

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Plenty of bands play music that sounds dark, but few can make every note bleed black and
breathe smoke. Count Locrian as part of that select circle. Something about the Chicago trio's sound is inherently ominous-- it's hard to imagine them playing "Chopsticks" without turning it into an earth-threatening thunderstorm. That effect is obvious in their noisier, more chaotic ... Read more in Amazon's Locrian Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Jun 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,035 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Eternal Return 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven 8:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Two Moons 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Return to Annihilation 6:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Exiting the Hall of Vapor and Light 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Panorama of Mirrors 6:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Obsolete Elegies15:29Album Only

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Every output from these guys has been stunning, this is one of the more 'accessible' from them. But that does not mean that it's not experimental, a good entrance point into their sound. I would go as far to say its their best release until The Crystal World. A great mix of Post-Rock, ambient/drone, Black Metal and doom. Gives a very unique atmosphere, for fans of Tim Hecker, Sunn O))), Cult of Luna, Altar of Plagues, Isis etc
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A True Gem 30 Sep 2013
By Shared Gum - Published on
Format: Vinyl
June 25 was a big day this year as far as the new releases for me. Palms, consisting of former Isis members and Chino Moreno, and Mouth of the Architect, both released new albums. Each was a very solid piece of work that I liked quite a bit. Not being that familiar with Locrian, Return to Annihilation was more like an afterthought for me, but I thought I'd check it out as well. Along with Intronaut's Habitual Levitations, this is the record of the year for me so far (looking forward to the new Russian Circles coming out soon). I love Locrian's style, and I like their subtle fondness of melody. That melody was always there, but more in the background (see also excellent The Clearing and The Final Epoch). On Return to Annihilation, you can actually hum the melodies some of the time. But if you are a fan of the old school and less melodic Locrian, don't worry, there is plenty of great atmosphere and vibes on here created with very patient build-ups and "strange sounds". What makes this record unique is how these different styles were seamlessly blended together. They know when to take it easy and when to rock out with a crescendo. I read somewhere that some of the classic prog artists from the 70s (King Crimson, etc.) were the inspiration for this record, and that makes sense after the fact, but I must admit that that had I not known that, I wouldn't have picked up on it. At any rate, I would highly recommended this to the fans of post rock, more melodic black metal and prog fans with an open mind.

PS The standard green vinyl is very quiet and sounds great.
Very Original 23 Jan 2014
By Philo M. - Published on
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Oh my goodness. Do you like your music different? Are you bored? Like I mention on all of my reviews, sample it here. If the sample doesn't help you then, sample it somewhere else to get a better idea. This is great music by great musicians. Your friends into the "cool heavy stuff" won't know what hit them when you throw this sh!+ on.
The master returns.... 10 Sep 2013
By Grimmrobe - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Return to Annihilation is an excellent mix of post-rock, drone, black metal, and experimental music. Anyone who has any interest in the aforementioned genres, or for someone looking for something different, this is the album for you.
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