Review: Twilight — III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb

Rated:

2.5/5

If this is indeed Twilight’s last album, as the band claims, it’s not going quietly. The six tracks on III offer a characteristically robust black-metal assault from the shape-shifting all-star group, which has included everyone from Isis’ Aaron Turner to Nachtmystium main man Blake Judd among it’s ranks, and recently welcomed Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore to the fold. From the lumbering “Lungs” to doomy, dynamically intense epics such as “On Wretched Son,” “Swarming Funeral Mass,” and “See No Shelter Fevered Ones,” the relentless sturm and drang is not for the faith of heart, and there’s always a sneaking sense that Twilight is making this stuff up as it goes along. But do rest assured that there’s nary a hint of simpering sentimentality in this ferocious farewell. GARY GRAFF

Check out “Lungs” from III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb.