Anagnorisis: Peripeteia

While many of their black metal peers focus on delivering raw and straightforward music, Anagnorisis continues to bravely eschew many of the genre’s tired clichés with their latest record, Peripeteia — their first since 2013’s Beyond All Light. An experimental and progressive release, Peripeteia uses eerie audio clips from vocalist Zachary Kerr’s childhood, beautiful saxophone playing and bombastic keys to punch up the ravenous proceedings. But what really solidifies its greatness is the mournful air lurking in each song, lending heart and soul to a cold and dark journey.