Previte's doom metal trio crashes into the mystical voices of The Rose Ensemble in a re-imagination of both Guilliaume Dufay's 15th century choral epic, Missa Sancti Jacobi, and Olivier Messiaen's organ masterwork, La Nativitié du Seigneur.
The effort combines early music with droning, spaced-out doom, and the end result is surprisingly, wondrously addictive. I listened to it three times in a row without even noticing yesterday, then once I snapped out of my trance, put it on again - NOISEY
Mass is brilliant. It's alternately yet simultaneously arresting, beguiling, and menacing; it dynamically illustrates the aesthetic scope of color, timbre, and texture between sacred and secular music. This is Previte's masterpiece. - ALL MUSIC GUIDE
In the battle between the 1400’s and the 2000’s, art in the form of uniquely inspired music wins.
But what sets this release apart is the sheer power of the new and old. The guitars and organ loudly offset the delicacy of the singing in such a fashion that the listener is transported to place of ancient darkness. There is a distinct beauty that cannot be denied amongst all of the distortion and complexity. A highly recommended release and on my list for best of 2016.
Previte swings for the fences with Mass and in the process creates something new and bold from something old and gold.- ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
This is incredibly beautiful metal. It is a landmark! GREGOAPPLEGATE
Amen choirs are surreally yet effectively juxtaposed with head-banging rock, grungy jazz and hazily transcendent organ atmospherics. - JAZZWISE