Alseyoung is a one man band hailing from Massachusetts and Who Passes Through Fire is his brand new twelve track demo that is compiled of demos from both 2016 and 2017. Within this release what you get is blasphemous and utterly sinister doom and once you begin listening you can feel the cold bitter evil that creeps out from your speakers. Even though this is a demo that is compiled of numerous demos the songs flow well and are cohesive which provides you with an all encompassing sinister listen. From one song to the next you become submerged even deeper into the darkened abyss from which you cannot escape until the entire demo is over.
Who Passes Through Fire is a pretty dense and massive release with twelve songs on it that have pretty substantial run times. Within those run times Alseyoung gets to trap you in a dense and abyssal cloud of gloom. The atmospheres that are provided for you in this demo are intense and as captivating as they are deadly. There isn’t a song on this demo that doesn’t encompass you in a blasphemous swirling atmosphere that you just can’t seem to get out of or want to get out of. As deadly as it all is-and it’s pretty damn deadly-it’s just as captivating and mesmerizing as well.
Each song greets you with a wall of sinister riffs that are supported by heavy rumbling bass lines, punchy drums and vocals that sound as though they themselves have been to hell and back. The vocals transition between powerful growls to ear drum shredding screams at the drop of a hat. Who Passes Through Fire has plenty of variation and plenty of elements thrown in the mix to keep you listening and entertained all throughout without wanting or needing to take a break, and quite frankly you just don’t need one. There is a lot packed into this release and it all flows well providing you with a memorable and heavy listen.
This release oozes evil and blasts you with nothing but sinister noise from beginning to end. Each song is soul shredding goodness that keeps your attention all throughout the listen and then when you’re done you feel the need to keep pressing that play button. There isn’t a song on here that is lacking anything and there isn’t a song on here that feels out of place either and to top it all off you don’t get any filler or fluff. What you do get is twelve straight songs of utterly filthy and buzzing doom that does its very best to submerge you completely in molten darkness, and man does it ever do that.
Who Passes Through Fire is a solid listen to say the least that packs in a ton of great content. Alseyoung does a great job of grabbing you right from the beginning and keeping you busy headbanging all throughout. Each song is memorable and each song has something new to it that you did not hear in previous songs so that you never get to hear the same thing twice. Overall, this is one solid release that will get you ready for a full length when that does come, and when one does come out you better prepare. For now, this is an excellent release to tide you over until the next blasphemous and blistering doom release from this heathen.
You can find this morbid release right here on Bandcamp.