Ever oppressive, ever stomach turning and ever unsettling is Pissboiler and not too long ago they unleashed their brand new doom opus unto the masses. In the Lair of Lucid Nightmares is the name of Pissboiler’s newest offering and nightmarish is a pretty appropriate word for this effort. Through four tracks you are faced with some incredibly harrowing and depressing droning doom metal that crawls underneath your skin like a parasite. Each of the four tracks on this release seep through your speakers like grimy, bloodied nightmares only to infect your mind and provide you with disturbing atmospheres and soundscapes.
Each track trudges along as if they are sifting through sludge filled mires of death and gloom. Low, slow and distorted is the approach here for Pissboiler and the more that you listen the more that you become wrapped up in their music. Their harrowing and apocalyptic droning doom sound captivates you and almost lulls you in to a stupor as they drag you through harsh sludge filled soundscape after sludge filled soundscape. After the passing of each track you are left feeling helpless and alone in a bleak and ever darkening world. Each track is without hope and without light and the more that you listen the more and more deadly the album as a whole becomes.
In the Lair of Lucid Nightmares is riddled with flesh gnashing and soul peeling distorted chords that are only to be supplemented by roaring inhuman vocals that tear at your eardrums themselves. Each track is massive and swallows you whole, dragging you down in to a never ending pit of eternal blackness. Throughout the time that you spend listening to this monolithic record, you feel your heart sink and your hope fade away in to the darkness. “In the Lair of Lucid Nightmares” is a completely and utterly hope and life diminishing listen, one that is not to be forgotten or looked over.
This offering is wonderfully dark and grim and so well put together making it out to be an excellent listen. In the Lair of Lucid Nightmares is filled with despair and melancholy that is presented to you by droning nightmarish doom. Each passage takes you through darkened and poisoned corridors from which you cannot run or escape from. Once you begin listening, Pissboiler traps you in their dark, twisting and ever tortured world that they have created. In the Lair of Lucid Nightmares is as hypnotic as it is damning, and the more that you listen, the more that you want to keep listening and putting yourself through such a grim and life threatening album.
In the Lair of Lucid Nightmares is an exceptional album, one that is deserved of praise. Through four tracks you are presented with something that is monolithic and mind altering. Well done Pissboiler, you have created one of my favorite albums this year.