One of the most moving, innovative, even transcendent black metal albums I’ve heard in quite some time. The darkness shines so bright. I see the starry path glowing before me, and I step forward out of my body toward enlightenment. Chants from inhuman throats echo all around me. Their buzzing drones resonate in my soul. Soon I feel my throat opening, adding my own tortured, ecstatic cries to this chorus of the blessed damned.