Subject: 4: Aset - Astral Rape From: .jh Date: 2023-12-20T17:43:00Z Tags: music blog best\ of best\ of\ 2023 Aset 2023 ![Astral Rape](/gfx/1158345.jpg) Anyone who's purchased music online the past few years knows this inevitably leads to a constant bombardment from the record company touting the latest releases. Most of these I ignore but some labels I will skim the information. So when Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions sent out the announcement for Aset I got curious, and after hearing a few of the tracks decided this was interesting enough to warrant picking up. Since then it's been in heavy rotation, it's in interesting blend of eerie atmosphere and dissonant raw melodies, the vocals are at times reminiscent of latter day Mayhem, the riffing at times reminds me of early Nightbringer. It's not necessarily an easy listen nor for most probably an album that will immediately click, but as with most difficult things sticking with it is rewarding. [Aset on Encyclopaedia Metallum]( ---