Album Review: I Exist - From Darkness

5 December 2013 | 2:36 pm | Brendan Crabb

The power of the riff compels thee.

LP number three's brutal artwork signals an even more metallic direction for Canberra's axe-heavy outfit, I Exist. Bridging sludge-laden guitars with blues overtones and hardcore ferocity, From Darkness benefits from affording a more accurate representation of their shows. It also boasts countless memorable riffs. Heal Me In Smoke crushes; Kvelertak-ian Sorrow On Hill 105's southern rock licks meets classic doom vibe resonates. Epic title track is heavier than a bag of spanners on Jupiter, and also cranking up the aggression are Tear Down The Crucifix and Bloodlust's blistering 'core. The power of the riff compels thee.