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Necro-ish Franco-Nordic Black Metal minimalism; comparable to a colder, harsher version of MYSTIC FOREST (less 'romantic', but still melodic), or the French equivalent of ILDJARN with a nostalgic atmosphere. "THERE IS NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL" is the most coherent and well-composed recording ever by EIKENSKADEN ("OAKEN SHIELD")-- now known as THE SKADEN ("THE SHIELD") 2009. It is also the most orthodox oriented by the band. A return to the original Les Legions Noires (Black Legions) style of cult and necro Black Metal that the French Underground has become infamous for.
As a full-on 'concept' album, "THERE IS NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL" is depressive, melancholy and morbidly suicidal... Purveying singular-minded themes of solitude, desolation, and despair. Eight songs narrowly verging on insanity, the onset of decay, and ultra-Blackened violence fueled by desperate rage defiant against all things light and optomistic. A sonic journey of personal descent for the dark-hearted and eternally pessimistic; spiral downward now into the abyss...
1. I Hear Voices But They Aren't Saying a Thing (5:37)2. Anthology (5:21)3. I Left Tears in My Thoughts (3:19)4. The Death of a Sad Old Man (6:09)5. Eternity is Not Product By Time (4:47)6. 666 Pills (3:38)7. There is No Light at the End of the Tunnel (3:23)8. The Song Of Despair (5:30)