LUSTRE – The Ashes Of Light
- by ER
- Posted on 14-05-2020
On "The Ashes Of Light" the transformation from an ambient black metal project to an ambient project is complete. For all intents and purposes the album is 6 tracks of keyboards and samples, with long, repetitive compositions based on 1-2 melodies, such as the decidedly least compelling 10+ minute opener, Part 1 (Eyes Like Stars), where you will murder for a change, or tracks which sound like each other’s twins such as the pair Part 2 (A Silent Tale) and Part 4 (The Empty Black) or the aforementioned opener and the closer Part 6 (Lamentation at Dawn), with the only memory of black metal the raspy screams. In this very dreamy but frustratingly boring soundscape one track, Part 3 (Like Music in the Night), shockingly sporting more variety and even ebbing and flowing a little bit, has a potential of being something more than a mere afterthought of the reviewer’s active mind.
What was the point of releasing such a lackLustre effort I’ll never know, but what I do know is that this is hardly something I can recommend to a fan of rock let alone metal music. Perhaps, if one day I have a toothache, and unable to timely attend to a dentist due to the shortcomings of Polish socialized medicine, I might become desperate for a quick fix and play it, but I don’t see another compelling reason for keeping this on my hard drive beyond such an extreme and unlikely emergency.