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: