I was digging into Finnish black metal last week looking for buried treasure when it dawned on me I have this Verge album that I haven’t listened to yet. Verge’s second full-length album and first to hit my ears, seems to be some sort of comment (or story) on the sinister underlying nature of man in relation to Satan, freedom and lust/sex. It’s a bit abstract to be sure but that’s what I gathered from it. Whether or not you find value in whatever they are trying to get across thematically you cannot deny how awesome the music is. The bands ability to be monotonous, nasty, forceful as well as beautiful is testament to the power of their music. Few bands can pull off such extremes within an already extreme genre and still have it be not only listenable but enjoyable as well.