Averse Sefira - _Battle's Clarion_
(Lost Disciple, 2001)
by: Pedro Azevedo (8 out of 10)
Fast and hateful, Averse Sefira thrust their warlike black metal at the listener with considerable potency. Do not expect nice keyboard embellishments here. Instead, it is the addition of some good atmospheric effects, akin to some of Enslaved's recent work, that allows the band to give their intense attack some breathing space. This serves a dual purpose: to enhance the atmosphere that surrounds the music itself, and to help them avoid creating a continuous sequence of similar-sounding tracks. These Americans do come up with several enjoyable mid- to fast-paced riffs, and are able to imbue their music with a good deal of venom as well -- and all this is then enhanced by their smart manipulation of the aforementioned sound effects. Sometimes bringing to mind Sweden's excellent In Battle [CoC #23, #33], _Battle's Clarion_ turned out to be a very pleasant and enjoyable surprise for me. Averse Sefira seem to have what it takes to avoid disappearing amidst the mass of black metal bands populating the metal market these days, at least judging by _Battle's Clarion_.

(article published 19/10/2001)


ALBUMS
2/25/2008 J Smit 8.5 Averse Sefira - Advent Parallax
10/3/2005 J Montague 8 Averse Sefira - Tetragrammatical Astygmata
GIGS
6/20/2006 T DePalma Demilich / Averse Sefira / Biolich / Funebrarum / Sothis / Abythos / Mucupurient A Tale of Two Cities
8/12/1999 A Wasylyk Cradle of Filth / Usurper / Endless / Averse Sefira Averse Conditions Inhibit the Endless Usurp of Filth
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