Good Amount // Habit
Christian Michael Filardo is prolific as he is endlessly creative. Awhile back he threw out a request for some doom and black metal recommendations on Facebook. Amidst a sea of responses I managed to tuck my own recommendations in there because I knew that Christian was most likely up to something. Well, it turns out that that hunch was right on the money. For the past few weeks Christian has been hard at work constructing a new Good Amount album inspired by all that metal he’s been pumping through his system (think Mount Eerie’s Wind’s Poem). The result is Habit, a work of crushing beauty and relentless dark.
Aligning it with doom metal conventions the album is two tracks with a runtime of over 40 minutes. It’s a beast, no doubt, and one that requires patience and concentration of the listener. And although the album is inspired by black metal, you’re not bound to find any tremolo picking or blast beats here. You see, Habit is very much a tone project (and a very dark one at that). What you will find are Good Amount’s signature synths, his penchant for vocal experimentation, and some pretty heavy guitar distortion that pretty much permeates the entire release. It’s an album with a bleak atmosphere, shrouded in mystery, helmed by a young man eager to try something new.
Habit is out on cassette May 26th via Snorin’ Desert Records. Stream it in its entirety below: