Dead of Winter At the Helm of the Abyss

Harsh and raw as a caustic bath, Dead of Winter’s official debut is as close to Norway as Southern Ontario gets. Dominated by throat-wrenching vociferations, relentless blast beats, and grinding riffs, At the Helm of the Abyss is a true black metal soundtrack of unnatural disaster. This first proper studio record of Dead of Winter’s execrations captures the band’s fierceness and vehemence without losing any of the arcane atmosphere. Taking listeners on a journey through apocalyptic destruction, unearthly darkness, fiery blazes, and glacial frost, At the Helm of the Abyss demonstrates the power of individual expression while proclaiming the weakness and mortality of humankind. (Profound Lore)