EYES OF LIGEA
A FEVER WHICH WOULD CLING TO THEE FOREVER
With a daunting title and a penchant for Norwegian metal's basement recordings kicked into high gear, Eyes of Ligea's assault is draped in blackened doom, eliciting many moments of horned hand salutations. "Watcher in the Water" incredulously fuses the density of Crowbar, Bathory, and Xasthur, "As the Ravens Descend From the Tower" hypnotically blossoms from atmospheric doom into an eerie drone thanks to clever guitar and synth work, and "The Shadow Out of Time" stomps out a Florida sized chunk of death metal circa 1993. Benefiting from a performance of a full band, A FEVER WHICH WOULD CLING TO THEE FOREVER sounds ominous and organic, considerably upping its doom ante and giving this disc its most distinct characteristic.