When a debut EP is this good, you have but no choice to stand up and take notice. This is melodic black metal that adeptly navigates variable musical terrain, both beautifully introspective and powerfully kinetic in equal measure, and complete with musicianship that is very accomplished and made all the better by its restraint. Arguably most impressive of all is the genuinely icy atmosphere of A Spire Silent, something I have not experienced since Immortal’s At the Heart of Winter. Buy it.
Favorite track: Dawn... Sons of Death.