• Image of Ast - Fraktale LP

From Vendetta, Germany

"Enigmatic antagonists Ast finally released their debut album in March, following a series of split-releases (including one with their countrymen in Ancst), which helped establish the band’s hard-fought and hard-won Black Metal credentials....

...As face-meltingly hostile and aggressive as this album is, the way in which it intertwines this with unexpected digressions and sudden switches in attack showcase just how little these German ne’er-do-wells care about playing by the orthodox rules. And that’s a good thing. Because it means that, despite its occasionally almost overwhelming levels of intensity and volume, Fraktale is constantly capable of surprising you and pummelling you in ways you wouldn’t expect." - No Clean Singing