Anna von Hausswolff
Ceremony - OTHER MUSIC
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Loren Auda Poin on July 30, 2013
Ceremony, the second record from Anna von Hausswolff, buffets us with a cold, yawning beauty, like a rack of candles inside a dark Viking church, or the glimmers of dawn teasing their way across the tundra. Certainly some of the electric frenzy of black metal stomp through these tunes, which are then flanked to great effect by steadily rising harmonies on pipe organ and synthesizer, conjuring a beautiful suspension of light and dark, heaven and earth.