Viking's Choice: False, 'Entropy' : All Songs Considered Just when it seems like the band won't release its claws from your throat, False's bracing black metal suddenly drops you into the void.
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Viking's Choice: False, 'Entropy'

Viking's Choice: False, 'Entropy'

Entropy

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False makes bracing black metal that, just when it seems like the band won't release its claws from your throat, suddenly drops you into the void. That's the sensation felt halfway through "Entropy," a 15-minute torrent of terror that knows its Scandinavian forbears — complete with dramatic, Emperor-inspired keyboards — but chugs and spits like punk. It's here that the feral transforms into the graceful, as a piano accents two guitars noodling on a forlorn melody that desperately climbs its way out of the chasm.

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