„8/10....A stoner / sludge fist-to-the-mutton-chops“ – DECIBEL MAGAZINE
Clawing their way out of the frosty, political hellhole of Australia’s capital, Canberra sextet I EXIST return with their third full length monstrosity. „From Darkness“. An expert marriage of the doom, blues and sludge flavours of 2012’s „II: The Broken Passage“ and the ferocious blackened hardcore of their pre-history; „From Darkness“ is I EXIST’s strongest release yet.
Returning to Melbourne’s Goat Sound Studios to (be abused by and) work with Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller (King Parrot, Mindsnare) and with mixing handled by Kylesa’s Phillip Cope and Jay Matheson at the Jam Room in South Carolina (Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk.) „From Darkness“ swings from swaggering harmonized leads („Sorrow on Hill 105“) viscious hardcore bursts („Tear Down The Crucifix“) and swirling psychedelia („Ride To Hell“).