The third volume of "Twelve Suicides" marks the welcome return of Skjelver to Altar Of Waste. While not as prolific as some of its contemporaries, Skjelver's work is always emotionally harrowing and most often just fucking scary; the actual pain and severe feelings of being distraught reference the more insane output of suicidal black metal. The piece here is both beautiful and horrifying, a triumphant blend of the personal and the universal, a downward spiral into blackest reaches of depression and loss. This sort of outpouring is what the "Twelve Suicides" series is about: reaching deep within and carving out something truly despondent. The work here is glorious and will not leave you untouched.
Packaged in a clear plastic bag in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies. $7 ppd. in the United States, $20 rest of world.