The self-titled album can be quite a statement for several reasons. A self-titled release by a seasoned outfit – think Sodom’s 2006 effort for example – can be the aural distillation of what a band is about and what it really sounds like. The more common case however is the self-titled debut full-length which signals the arrival of a new act on the scene and in a way serve as a reference point for the future. Loviatar, from the Canadian capital, has been active for the better part of this decade, releasing four EPs before finally putting together their first full-length Loviatar. This Ottawa-based quartet incorporates some sludge and doom metal elements in a rather homogeneous thirty seven minute post-metal journey where walls of sound are efficiently built and torn down from segment to segment to create a concise yet confounding listen.