SET - Upheaval Of Unholy Darkness CD
In 2008, Set (featuring C. Davis/Drathrul, well known for his work with bands such as Hour of 13, Anu, Profane Grace, Demoncy, and Subklinik, to name a few), released a CDR demo entitled, “Dominus Profanum,” that, due to the limited quantity in which it was produced, initially failed to generate the interest that the recording deserved. For the initiated, however, it was immediately apparent that Set would soon be recognized as a powerful current within the U.S. Black Metal underground. On the 2013 debut Upheaval Of Unholy Darkness, Set creates an oppressive atmosphere while still maintaining a delivery that is incisive and violent. Set’s atmospheric sensibilities are informed, no doubt, by Davis’ noise and industrial work in Subklinik and Torturecide while Davis’ excellent songwriting and riff management skills are clear from the Metal portion of his superb and diverse résumé. The accretion of Davis’ myriad influences into a stylized yet traditional sound is impressive and culminates here, on Set’s extraordinary debut.