Process Of Guilt – Black Earth
Embracing the ominous void, Process Of Guilt’s “Black Earth” utilizes its take-no-prisoners approach to great effect. Over the course of the album Process Of Guilt goes for lumbering gargantuan percussion giving the sound a full-on spirit. Riffs have a fuzzed-out, spacious element to them with a distinctly western twang underneath all that distortion. Quite heavy the pieces opt for a force of nature, with the vocals further emphasizing the feral spirit of the album. Stylistically Process Of Guilt incorporates elements of doom metal and drone into a coherent powerful whole.
Things start off right with “(No) Shelter”. After a bit of tension things burst forth with incredible energy. Guitar work and drums come together to create a barreling rush. Faster still “Feral Ground” goes for a throttling temperament letting the entirety of the piece workout in magnificently dark ways. Nimble and with an intense tribal rhythm “Servant” opts for a brooding mood, one whose minimal take heightened the anxiety embedded within the piece. Indeed, the latter half of the song features a particularly visceral moment as the song builds itself up into a frenzy. Easily the highlight of the album the stately “Black Earth” chooses spacious terrain. Infectious rhythms lead the way with the guitars providing further color, until it ends up transforming into a jagged workout and eventually a near-ambient finish. Everything ends on the emotionally charged “Hoax”.
Process Of Guilt does not hold back with the colossal raging work of “Black Earth”.