In less than five years, the mysterious Belarusian entity known as PA VESH EN has built a formidable discography, all under the aegis of IRON BONEHEAD. From the earliest demo tapes to two long-form works as well as last year’s well-received Burial mini-album, PA VESH EN has emphatically embodied the sound of total and utter emptiness. “Black metal” in definition, sure, but the sonorities lurking above and below their vast murk often elude easy description, if not easy digestion altogether: you don’t so much “experience” PA VESH EN as suffer the sonic consequences. Life is hard, and it usually only gets worse. PA VESH EN encapsulate this experience with pulse-threatening delirium with Maniac Manifest.
Iron Bonehead Prod.