Few albums this year have sucked me in as much as Bifurcaria Bifurcata. Peculiar, nightmarish, surreal. The songs ripple and shimmer through sort-of black-metal soundscapes although vastly immersive passages of subtle experimentation and looseness make up most of the album. The vocals carry through, with intriguing lyrics, a decrepit vulnerability that stirs up the haunting atmospheres. I find it difficult to describe the album, as many have above - there's something special here.