Xasthur - Nightmares At Dawn

As someone with only a passing familiarity with Xasthur I am probably the wrong person to be reviewing this album. "Nightmares At Dawn" is a compilation album with unreleased tracks, a Sabbath cover and a couple of redone Xasthur songs. As such this album is intended for fans of which I am not.
I can say however that while Xasthur seems to be a fairly good artist, this album of slow and depressive ambient Black Metal made me want to slit my wrists after a while as it is just way too fucking long.
That being said, the cover of Black Sabbaths "A national Acrobat" is pretty decent and "Prison of Mirrors 2007" is brilliant. The rest of the album is just way too bleak and overdrawn for me. It's not bad, it's just not very exciting either.
For fans only. All else stay far away. (4.5/10)