• Image of Atrox Pestis - Hewn By the Hands of the Damned CD (Chryptus)

Full length CD debut from the dark ambient side project of Gnawed's Grant Richardson pretty much delivers everything you'd expect and want. More recent Gnawed work has hinted at Grant's growing interest in the genre, and he's certainly proven adept at creating bleak and harrowing soundscapes, all of which gets fleshed out over Hewn's four ultra lengthy tracks of lightless drift, distant scrape, and shifting textural darkness. Given Grant's track record, it should be no surprise how excellent this is, and it's a must for dark ambient purists..