SPECTRAL WOUND “infernal decadence” CD ( vinyl up for preorders )
“Infernal Decadence is a rejection of the need for purity and order, a recognition and celebration of the messy, degenerate and convoluted matter of our miserable existence. No essence, no transcendence, no Satan or chaos dragon or nature or nation will save you. Deal with it.”
WILT “ruin” CD
“There is a sense of beautiful nihilism here that Ruin guides us through. Despite the darkness of this album the inherent poetry is thrilling. It takes us on a triumphant journey and reminds us that no matter what difficulties we might be facing, Ruin will continue to mesmerize.” (two guys metal reviews)
out now in cd and digital, with vinyl coming in october
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ABSTRACTER “cinereous incarnate” LP
This is an album that isn’t just stunningly bleak, it’s got the sort of incredible balls and skull melting torment that makes for endless listening. There are few black metal albums that so perfectly sum up the inherent horror of black metal as a genre, this one goes beyond the pale, serving to rip us limb from limb and remind us why we got here in the first place.
The ominous trudge of Cinereous Incarnate is the result of years of honed efforts. This is the bands third full length and perhaps the most fully and elegantly conceived to date. Abstracter’s ability to conjure up incredible and death defying atmospheres is impressive to say the least. Not only that though but there is something with the guitar tone that almost suffocates the listener. You find yourself drowning under a sea of volume and loving every oppressive minute of it. Yet despite how abstract this record can be and the familiarity with the scene needed to ‘get it’ there are some undeniable grooves that make it easy to sink in to what’s been painted here.
Abstracter crawl forward, covered in their own filth and loving every minute of it. The magical devastation of a song like Wings Of Annihilation is not to be underestimated and is a clear indicator of the bands songwriting talent. Cinereous Incarnate is not just a masterful release – it’s symbolic of all that black metal can be. It is mesmerizing and cruel, over the top and punishing, and this is why I can’t help but to admire it. Alienating and wonderfully deep, I’m excited to delve once more into this rabbit hole. (two guys metal reviews)
available in three different colors
WILD HUNT “afterdream of the reveller”
cd and digital
members of dispirit and void omnia
“Man, this is an interesting one. Afterdream Of The Reveller is a unique sonic journey, taking you across mythical landscapes and forcing you to embrace the bleak unrealities of the black metal soundworld. Adventurous, titanic and filled to the brim with all sorts of interesting musical ideas this album is a thrilling journey. There is something punishingly perfect about Wild Hunt, their massive sounds and transcendent blasts of nihilistic black metal feed into something greater. With doom metal fringes filling out ritualistic blasphemy it’s hard not to fall in love.
The thing that really gets me here though is the quality of the songwriting. While Wild Hunt certainly understand how to craft some really twisted riffs and punish the listener with hooks they also step into the groove now and again. Beyond that, there is a lot of melodic content here to sink your teeth into. They use this record to sort of paint themselves as a group who can tackle it all, but never stray too far from their black metal roots. It makes for a thrilling listening experience. It’s rare you find black metal this dynamic that isn’t also a little bit silly, but Wild Hunt seem to revel in extremes and use it to guide you through a wicked path.
I’ve always had a passion for black metal records you could get lost in. On a sleet filled nightmare of a day like today, Wild Hunt seem especially fitting, carrying me beyond the hyperborian wasteland that Brooklyn has become and into a dark fantasy. While this album is not without its moments where it pushes a little too far, I can’t help but to admire the drive and ‘togetherness’ of this release. It makes Afterdream Of The Reveller the sort of thing that you want to come back too and truly enjoy, no matter how far removed you may be.” (towguysmetalreviews)
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