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Altar of Plagues

White Tomb

Green living and dying | Profound Lore

At the outset, Altar of Plagues’ full-length debut presents itself as the aural equivalent of Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle mashed up with Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Though it’s divided into only four tracks, the 50-minute White Tomb boldly sets out to explore a post-apocalyptic world wallowing in the aftermath of a man-made atrocity in which, seemingly, Earth may still carry on to experience a phoenix-like rebirth. It’s difficult at first, though, to discern if White Tomb is meant to be this bleak scenario’s narrative—or simply its soundtrack.

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