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out now:

SUNKEN “the crakling of embers” 12″

atmospheric black metal from denmark

The Crackling of Embers is anything but makeshift. Instead it is rather well-crafted, and performed with cautious respect and reckless abandon in equal measures. The potency of the quintet’s songwriting cannot be denied as the two tracks found on the demo have both impact and lasting atmosphere. Though straightforward on the outside, once the layers start peeling back to reveal what lies underneath Sunken unveils their true identity as an entity of many currents. Their heart lies heavy with organic and atmospheric black metal compositions, but more than once do they nod off to the dreaming nightmare-lands of funerary doom metal processions.

“At a cursory glance The Crackling of Embers and its twin track Extinguishedseem humdrum and commonplace,”

Not quite as droning and weary-dreary as many contemporaries, Sunken keeps things alive with ongoing successions of varying intensity and melody. Far from esoteric, their style is almost rather accessible (for a black metal band). It is tough to keep the listener’s attention with compositions over ten minutes in length – But Sunken take what they have and make the best of it. At a cursory glance The Crackling of Embers and its twin track Extinguished seem humdrum and commonplace, but as mentioned earlier the true strength lies underneath in the details that, ultimately, also keep it all together in the grander scheme of things.” tonewoodmusic

it’s available on limited orange vinyl and black vinyl

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out now:

SVARTMÁLM s/t CD

” Svartmálm’s self-titled album is not just the best Black Metal Album of 2018 so far, but will likely become one of my all-time favorites. Its atmosphere is… beyond anything I’ve heard before. Until now, I felt that ” Earth 2″ was the soundtrack of the end, but this… this is what the apocalypse sounds like folks… ”
5/5 Pentagrams!

blackened doom from the faroe islands

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