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Loss Of Self – 12 Minutes

Black metal in the year 2013 is a bleak affair. With an overabundance of American black metal bands trying to reinvent the genre with a sub-genre called "Cascadian" black metal - not realizing they're just aping the same sounds that were done before them nearly 20 years ago - and far too few "real" black metal bands making anything half original, the genre has been in a state of stagnation for quite awhile --- with the exception of a few outliers who have utilized the genre sparingly in conjunction with other sounds (e.g. Ihsahn). The Australian underground black metal project, Loss of Self, while not wholly new, brings some much needed enthusiasm and broader range of appeal to a genre in desperate need of revitalization.