Genre: Black Metal
Label: Bleak Environment
Black metal's kind of been taking the piss this year, so I'll pull out something I just recently discovered from last year: some lo-fi goodness from here in the States. This debut demo from the one-man project boasts just over forty minutes of solid material. Xothist shows off a somewhat unique sound with convincing atmospheres, taking some notes from both the depressive and post-rock-influenced black metal scenes, among other places. This project will likely be one to watch in the near future.