Thursday, September 16, 2010


Panopticon is the one-man black metal project of Austin Lunn, based out of Kentucky.

Instrumentally, it tends to gravitate towards the more atmospheric side, especially on the self-titled release. On Collapse, there is more of a folk influence also, with many acoustic sections - slide guitar solos and all. All of this comes across as one unified sound and aesthetic though, as nothing sounds out of place or half-baked.

Lyrically and conceptually, politics and philosophy are at the forefront. From the man himself:

"I created this project because I was tired of consumer driven music, a-political and boring, stale Satanism and racist bullshit that plagues the black metal community. No hair cuts, no big record labels, no bigotry, no drum machines, no rulers, no masters." 

Some fantastic stuff.

It's Later Than You Think (split w/ Wheels Within Wheels)

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