Nameless Mist - Lifeless FR-112


A white shell with denim ink and hand-numbered, double sided 3-panel sleeve in a crystal clear case. Comes with a download code. Limited to 100 copies.

"Trans anarchist depressive suicidal black metal from Raleigh, NC, this album is anything but what its’ title suggests, following in the footsteps of the two previous albums, leaving fiercely assertive footsteps in the gently lain snow and shimmering ice crystals; melting paths with the burning fires of self-actualisation and rebirth from flame. In fact, ‘Nameless Mist II’ may well be my favourite album of 2022, would I ever get around to organising my thoughts on it – Queen of Shadows sounds like a black metal version of Death in Vegas’ Aisha, so it must be.

Musically, the project’s progenitor, Lauren Straily delivers exceptionally sharp buzzing blackened trance, and where the self-titled and II albums kept sleek sinuously undulating profiles, with Lifeless she has aged the riffs, and whole production style, with layers of gnarled bark, toughening the exterior, propelled by synths like regal horns and full bodied drums with a denser rawness and even more imposing presence – perhaps even closer to this project’s namesake of the cosmic entity birthing God of Lovecraft lore, though the lyrical themes and concept are closer to social constructionism than cosmic destruction." -Duncan, Transmissions from the Dark

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released February 10, 2023

All songs written, performed, and engineered by Lauren Straily