From their Facebook page, it seems like Caesious was written in a slightly chilly cabin probably in the middle of nowhere. The sense of isolation which marks the band’s influences are apparent but Torrid Husk is not just another second wave disciple. Rather, the band makes itself known on the back of mid level production which never dilutes the visceral nature of the music. As stated before there is a groove which is present which allows the listener an anchor instead of being lost to a textural maelstrom. With specific attention paid to the interest of listeners, the band keeps their songs exciting with breaks and crescendos which only add to the ferocity of its resolve.
While Torrid Husk’s debut was wrapped in admirable effort, Caseious makes leaps and bounds in terms of craft. While it is easier to point to the rise in production as being the keystone, the band’s maturity in song writing could most likely being the reason for Caesious‘ success. Torrid Husk is a regional act which only gives me further excitement in regional black metal.