Ataraxy - Where All Hope Fades LP (Black vinyl)
I have to say that Ataraxy is a band that managed to surprise me immensely, be it for their choice of influences or the fact that they keep getting better with each new recorded work. Maybe it’s the fact that so little bands reap the teachings of the morbid Finnish scene, but even there the band strikes for a sense of identity that becomes evident when listening to their work. This is without a doubt one of the best albums to come out this year and a stunningly beautiful piece of music that is at the same time very sombre and dismal on its delivery upon the listener. If you like old school death metal I recommend you check this out because in this time and age few albums are as good, and more so as refreshing, in a scene that continuously rehashes itself. Let the void caress you gently and it will most certainly suck you in.