AGE OF SILENCE
COMPLICATIONS: TRILOGY OF INTRICACY
A supergroup of sorts, Norway’s Age of Silence’s latest foray into the land of prog rock insanity finds these black metal veterans rolling up their sleeves once again and getting all Opeth on your ass. Drawing influences from virtually everywhere in the heavy music realm (and from other places as well), this three-song endeavor acts as a cohesive holdover until the next time members of Winds, Borknagar, Mayhem, and By Pale Light reconvene for a full-length progressive slaying. Sounding folksy at times while retaining a classic crunch (albeit deep in the mix), COMPLICATIONS exhibits a revealing side to these musicians who go sans gimmickry and headlong into prog rock revelry.