Posted in metal | music on October 24, 2011

by BBG


After releasing For Winter Fire with his doom project Seidr earlier this year, Austin Lunn (A.Lundr) is back with his solo black metal venture Panopticon. Though keeping busy with splits as recently as this past August with names like Lake of Blood, When Bitter Spring Sleeps and Wheels Within Wheels, Social Disservices is Panopticon's first full-length LP since the release of the well-received Collapse featuring a guest appearance from Amebix's Rob Miller.

Social Disservices will rear its ugly head via the venerable Flenser Records in mid November, but we have the first look from the album in the eleven-plus-minute ripper "Resident" streaming below. Though "Resident" goes directly for the throat and rarely lets go, Social Disservices as an album allows brief moments of respite in between the scathing black metal destruction. Moments of spacious post-rock, atmospherics, and reverb dot the record, proving that sometimes being the heaviest means also knowing when to hold back.

Check out "Resident" for the first time, and a few samples from the LP below.



Tags: Panopticon

Comments (10)

It's called Social DIS-services!!!! GET IT?? aHAHAHAHAHAHahahHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2011 4:28 PM

It's that kind of clever turn of phrase that really gets the sausages fired up...

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2011 4:43 PM

Anyone who wants to discuss my thoughts further can email me at my public address. I don't respond well to the faceless.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2011 6:33 PM

got your phish msg tickets yet?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2011 11:26 PM

Another great track. Well done can't wait to hear the whole thing

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 9:20 AM

Sounding awesome, definitely Panopticon at it's more vicious...even more excited to get my CD copy once the pre-orders are sent out now (can't afford vinyl D:)

Posted by Black_Metal_Crusty | October 26, 2011 11:17 PM

Also featuring Johan Becker of Austaras.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 7:33 AM

We're naming our bands after Isis albums now?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2011 8:23 PM

read a book, guy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2011 5:04 PM

Sounding awesome, It's that kind of clever turn of phrase that really gets the sausages fired up...

Posted by 2013 | November 25, 2011 5:30 AM

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