Release: 25 September 2012
Label: Broken Limbs Recordings
Sometimes you need to be grateful of the friends you have. It’s because of one of them that I got to know the band ‘Oak Pantheon’, a band which otherwise might not have reached me. Because I want everybody to know the beauty of this music, a small review.
Oak Pantheon is a pagan-black band from America. Not just the ordinary paganblack, but the melodic kind with a load of shoegaze influences. It could be compared to the harsher side of Alcest, so with grunts (while clean is also used multiple times), but with that beautiful, dreamy atmosphere which drifts you away from the world nowadays.
Vivacious, melancholic and diversity are the best things about this album. From acoustic neo-folk passages, ‘till raging paganblack with a melodic touch, it all adds up to one big masterpiece.
I can recommend Oak Pantheon to everyone who loves music like Alcest or Agalloch. However, I can recommend everyone to take a listen to this; lovely music to dream away to, lovely music to forget every-day life. All songs of the debut could be listened to for free on the bandcamp of the site, so take a listen!
- Descend into Winter 06:16
- It 08:36
- We Will Tear Down the Gods 09:31
- Aspen 06:20
- The Ground Beneath You 05:15
- Roots of Man 06:47
- From a Whisper 10:16
- An Altar of Limbs 09:44