DMM takes Field of the Host's atmospheric style and makes it louder, adding heavy, distorted guitars. The result is perhaps the least accessible of Sera's music, but should satisfy fans. 4/5
Favorite track: Ingress to Form.
Blending the passion and intensity of Chelsea Wolfe or Subrosa, and the blackgaze of Fvnerals, this is a well executed artistic powerhouse. If you like any of the aforementioned bands, this will fit right in your headspace.
Amidst a backdrop of political strife wherein such fundamental principles as the health, safety, and common decency toward women continue to erode more with each executive order and Twitter fit, the spirit of BLACK MARE stands unbridled under the singular vision and limitless purview of its driving force, one Sera Timms.
"Death Magick Mother" is the second proper full length album from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures Timms amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, "Death Magick Mother" is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup. Mixed by Andrew Clinco (of Drab Majesty), bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. Spot-on performances and command of all instrumentation across the spectrum further propels the sense of arrival in mastery over her chosen craft. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike.
released September 15, 2017
All songs written, performed and recorded by Sera Timms
“Babylon’s Fold” written by Sera Timms, Bryan Tulao, Jason Bennett, and Andrew Clinco
Mixed by Andrew Clinco
Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering
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Having established herself in the doom metal genre, Sera Timms chose to branch out into atmospheric territory with her solo project. It's unfamiliar territory for me, and I was unsure what to think of it at first, but while not so heavy and riff-driven, Sera's work is, as usual, hauntingly beautiful. 4.5/5 Eirian