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Atten Ash - The Hourglass
A three-piece atmospheric/melodic death-doom band from North Carolina, Atten Ash is the creation of founding member James Greene who wrote the foundations of the songs which would later become “The Hourglass.” In 2011 James began collaborating with Barre Gambling (founding guitarist of Daylight Dies) and Archie Hunt (vocalist/guitarist of Legion of the Fallen) and the trio continued the musical work: arranging songs, establishing vocal patterns, writing lyrics and guitar solos.
Recorded in 2012, an intricate and encapsulating death-doom portrait permeates Atten Ash’s first full-length recording. Rich in atmosphere, swaying through infectious melodies and razorsharp solos while displaying both melancholy and aggression with conviction and force, “The Hourglass” is the result of a band with considerable maturity and experience, already at the top of their craft, and with a defined vision for their sound placing them among the classic death-doom giants of the genre.
Those pining for genuine melodic/atmospheric death-doom for the dark and cold days ahead, and especially fans and listeners of bands such as Daylight Dies, Slumber, Katatonia, Woccon, Doom:vs, October Tide, and Helevorn (among others) would be wise to heed attention.
“The Hourglass” will be released on February 19, 2015 in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet through Hypnotic Dirge Records. CD orders will also receive a free 11cm x 7cm Atten Ash sticker while supplies last!
I - City in the Sea
II - See You...Never
III - Not as Others Were
IV - Song for the Dead
V - Born
VI - First Day
VII - Waves of Siloam
VIII - The Hourglass
Released: February 19, 2015Release Type: Full-Length AlbumPlaying Time: 49:27Genre: Death-Doom MetalQuantity: 500 CopiesCD type: Pro-CDPackaging: 4 Panel Digipack with 12 page booklet
"I gotta tell you, Atten Ash know what they are doing and their doom-death is especially recommended to fans of classic Katatonia, October Tide, Slumber and Doom:vs. Maturity and experience is present on the song – and the rest of the album for that matter – and it will fill you with that (weirdly) comforting feeling of melancholy thanks to the guitars’ melodies and razorsharp solos but also the perfect mix of clean and growling vocals."-Metal Recusants
"‘The Hourglass’ is a consistently surprising and pleasing album that maintains a high level of quality throughout. Atmospheric and captivating, it is delivered with effortless elegance, whether it’s mid-tempo, string-snapping, snare-pounding catharsis or slow, catastrophic elegy."-Doom Metal Heaven
" It’s a captivating offering of melodic death/doom, mixing gravelly riffs and cavernous growls with shimmering guitar melody and arcing clean vocals. The music both lumbers like a dirge and charges on the back of jagged chords and rumbling drums. It’s a fitting song for the grey chill of winter, but I have a feeling it will sound just as sweet in springtime." [On the track "Born"]-No Clean Singing "To put it plainly, The Hourglass is a gorgeous blend of solid metal fundamentals, attention-grabbing melodies, and a wide dynamic range featured in all elements of the music. It plays through seamlessly like a single, continuous composition. And although there is a lot of similarity in the concepts presented, there is no lack of variety in the tones, textures, tempo and color." -SkullsNBones
"With this regal edict of icy inevitability, Atten Ash has firmly secured its rightful place alongside October Tide, Doom:vs, and other demigods in the upper reaches of the unholy death doom pantheon. The Hourglass marks the advent of an especially fearsome vessel of ominous ruination. Take great heed." -Hellbound""
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All prices are determined by weight and will ship via CTT (Portuguese Post) at standard speed. Prices below also reflect the cost of packaging and fees.
Speed listed below is after package has been dropped off at the post office. Please allow additional 3-5 days for your order to be packed and shipped.
Portugal - 3 days
Up to 100g - 2.75eur
Up to 500g - 5.00eur
Up to 2kg - 10.00eur
Up to 5 kg - 15.00eur
Up to 10 kg - 20.00eur
Rest of Europe - 1 week
Up to 100g - 3.75eur
Up to 250g - 6.50eur
Up to 500g - 10.00eur
Up to 1kg - 15.00eur
Up to 2kg - 20.00eur
Up to 5 kg - 25.00eur
Up to 10 kg - 35.00eur
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This is the official EU store for Hypnotic Dirge Records. If you live in Europe, you can order some of our releases directly from our EU headquarters in Portugal.
Hypnotic Dirge Records is an underground metal label based in two locations, our headquarters in Amadora, Portugal and our warehouse in Saskatchewan, Canada. When you place an order, it will be shipped from Canada. Over the years, we have released music covering a wide spectrum of genres within underground metal, but our primary focus is on Atmospheric Black Metal, Post-Black Metal, Depressive Black Metal, and Doom Metal.