Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, February 24, 2019

0N0 - Cloaked Climax Concealed


Melodic, grandiose and emotionally powerful, Cloaked Climax Concealed speaks to the overwhelming power of Slovakia's greatest doom metal band. Those in the know have been aware for a long time of 0N0 and their unique take on the genre. In a crowded scene full of endless tropes and dull notions, Cloaked Climax Concealed speaks to a sound that is desperate and wrenching, sonic torment that will only drag you further into the pit. It's exactly the sort of aural blasphemy that I can't help but to love.

What''s interesting about this record is that it never seems to really push into over the top melodies or moments where it's slow for the sake of being slow, even though this record has both great melodies and a crawling tempo. What gets me about Cloaked Climax Concealed is the way that the simple beauty of the album is immaculately put together. It's the sense of otherworldly might, of twisted chaos and worlds coming apart. This is a band who have long been improving their sound and this feels like the next logical step. It has all of their strongest elements and is delivered in a concise and articulate way.

It's so rare that we find records that have this level of well executed and tasteful delivery. It's so rare that we find bands who manage to avoid tropes whilst staying true to what a genre is all about. That's what makes 0N0 great and why I can't help but want to come back to what's been done here. Now on my fourth or fifth listen, I'm in love with the idea of a ten minute doom record jam packed with great ideas but never losing the plot. This is a special release and I have no clue if something similar will ever again see the light of day.

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