A lot of different elements make up this album and while sometimes the post-metal leanings often times border on overindulgent, you'll be hard pressed to find a more interesting and genuinely experimental black metal record this year. This is an example of a band that is fusing many disparate styles into a single whole that manages to do it right while also standing quite far out from the pack. There is some smoothing out required to truly make this a single cohesive sound, but for a debut, this is really fucking solid and I am eager to see where this band goes. If they continue to evolve and get smarter about how they mix different genres together ION may very well be the next "it" band of black metal.
Favorite track: Waters Of Dusk.