I want to try and stay positive as this year begins to unfold...but we all know it's going to be difficult. And i feel like "The Irrepassable Gate," the latest from black metal band Ash Borer pretty much nails that dread and apprehension with haunting accuracy. Equal parts atmospheric and brutal, the title track sounds off the cacophony to follow. We are in strange and desperate times. Listen below and get the album from Profound Lore.