Silence In The Ancestral House

by OCCULTATION

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Scumbag I tell ya, if Three & Seven didn't convince you of how great this band is, Silence In The Ancestral House should do the trick! The playing is tighter and it sounds like production values are higher and more professional, giving clarity to the music and focus to Viveca's alluring (hell, downright sexy) voice. But it's not just the sound quality, I reckon the songwriting has improved too. Occultation are shaping up to be a monumental force in doom metal!
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ProvokingDrama Just as wonderfully and eerily creepy as "Three & Seven."It has a dark, almost foggy sense of atmosphere. The reverb is perfect.
Adam Timbs
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Adam Timbs Really neat throwback style of rock a la' Mercyful Fate with a gothic ambience sewn in that never comes off as campy or overtly baroque. Ballou's production lends the songs a labyrinthine depth that lets them sound even more haunted. This is good hall roaming rock for the dead of night in a hospital. Favorite track: The Dream Tide.
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OliFant Not so many bands are able to set up such an atmosphere. If you like your occult rock buried within a deep cloud of smoke, this album is for you. Favorite track: The First Of The Last.
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New York trio OCCULTATION (featuring guitarist E.M. who also commands black metal wonder NEGATIVE PLANE) are a band that create one of the strangest yet unique sounds in dark metal today. With a distinct mix of prog, classic metal, and ‘80s dark rock/goth woven within the band’s intertwining sound picture, OCCULTATION conjure a sound so singular and bewitching that it makes the overall listening experience that much more intriguing and ultimately fascinating.

If one were to pinpoint the sound of OCCULTATION, it would be something along the lines of a wicked mix of classic Mercyful Fate, Death SS, Siouxsie And The Banshees, and The Cure. Their “Three & Seven” debut would make an impression but with their new album “Silence In The Ancestral House”, OCCULTATION have created something wholly on another musical plane.

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at Godcity Studios (and this is unlike anything Kurt Ballou has recorded ever, with the band taking him a bit out of his usual element), “Silence In The Ancestral House” is a massive and multi-layered opus where with each listen, new things will continue to reveal themselves within the sonic madness. Haunting, more dreamy and even more progressive than their debut, “Silence In The Ancestral House” is not only a more challenging offering but the band’s sense of songwriting has taken on a new level of musicality through the use of impeccable melody and counterpoint. Of course one must take note of the vocals of V.B., this time more bewitching and defined, her sense of beckoning even more seductive and alluring.

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released October 14, 2014

Recorded/engineered/mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

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