Wednesday 20 December 2023

Black Cloud Harbour - The Eternal Abyss (Single Review)

Release Date: 15th December 2023. Record Label: Self Released.. Formats: DD

The Eternal Abyss - Tracklisting

The Eternal Abyss


Adam C. Taylor - Everything


The Eternal Abyss is the new single from one-man Sludge/Post-Metal collective Black Cloud Harbour who fuse Blackened Punk with Atmospheric Sludge Metal. Imagine a more Post-Metal version of Kvelertak and you can see the creative heights that Black Cloud Harbour aims for this track alone. There’s a wicked sense of Hard Rock, Sludge and Post-Doom aggression which can be quite straightforward at times but never boring.

There’s a love for bands such as CAVE-IN, Mutoid Man and Converge with this release which appeared within Black Cloud Harbour’s previous tracks. However, The Eternal Abyss is perhaps their most fully realised song with powerful melodic hooks and wonderful out of control aggressive Blackened Punk/Doom Metal grooves which move along at a breakneck speed.

Adam C. Taylor (Vocals/Guitars) from UK Sludge Metallers EVEREST QUEEN is behind this project and it’s another impressive affair with Black Cloud Harbour going from strength to strength with each passing single they release.  The song is kick-ass throwback style to the Hardcore era of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal with a Blackened Punk outlook that would make KVELERTAK blush with envy. 

Awesome stuff.

Words by Steve Howe


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