This Is Darkness
Alchymeia struck me immediately as a so-called return-to-form. Veteran listeners should find everything they love about raison d’être in this release. The samples of a thousand clattering bells, chimes and random metallic objects are present through every track. The drones are sometimes crushing and sometimes light as a feather. But the thing that will likely be the most welcome is the frequency of chants. Full review: www.thisisdarkness.com/2018/02/10/raison-detre-alchymeia-review/
Favorite track: Citrinitas.