Short, sharp and desolate, like standing on a rusty nail in an apocalyptic wasteland. Then Orphan seeps through your speakers, and the end of the world is suddenly beautiful.
Favorite track: Orphan.
Caïna's first full-length album since 2011's 'Hands That Pluck' strips all remaining flesh from the carcass of the "post-black metal" wave, leaving only the bones with which the narrative's antagonists set about beating you to death with. Despite its succinct, hardcore-influenced format, Setter of Unseen Snares remains as atmospheric as any of its predecessors, due to the stellar production work of Nø Studio, and its final crescendo one might describe as "crushing" or "incandescent" if one were to write in tired clichés.
Already hailed as one of the best metal releases of LAST YEAR by SPIN magazine, Setter of Unseen Snares is almost unanimously regarded as ACB's finest work to date and is not to be missed.
All instruments: Andy Curtis Brignell
Vocals: ACB, Michael Ribeiro, Vice Martyr, Laurence Taylor.
Recorded by Joe Clayton at Nø Studio and by ACB at Unicursal Studios.
Mixed by Joe Clayton at Nø Studio.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at AUDIOSIEGE.
Artwork by Dia Artio.