Grim the Reaper
I think hearing this album right after discovering Lycanthropic Burrowing has solidified One Master as my favorite black metal project right now. It just takes me there every single time. A howling swell that swallows me up.
Check. This. Out.
Favorite track: At the Hour of Saturn.
Esoteric SS Runes
Absolutely crushing. I feel as though I have walked into a decrepit urban alley where I see a gang of black metal raiders performing a foul ritual... They ask me to join them... And I do.
Favorite track: Intolerance.
One Master is sinister and raw. 'Reclusive Blasphemy' is a rare vintage. A fine wine that's poured into a filthy cup and swirling with black metal hallmarks. Outstanding.
Favorite track: A Cursed and Dismal Mind.
"A powerful melding of orthodox black metal aggression and an almost poetic melodic sense, Reclusive Blasphemy seems to keep its own oppressive blasphemy in check, opting for tasteful song arrangement as a foil to an almost overwhelming sound barrage." - Invisible Oranges
“Over the course of the album, Reclusive Blasphemy sees One Master assert their dominance over much of what is released in the USBM underground these days.” - The Sound Not the Word
“ a brand of black metal akin as much to Judas Iscariot as it is Teitanblood.” - Steel for Brains
Newest full length from occult USBM band One Master.
Recorded in the Laboratorivm by Ian Jacyszyn.
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios.
Artwork by Dave Fogg / Fog Palace.
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 19, 2019