*LP Acherontas - Vamachara / Worship*
Relançamento do Vamachara de Acherontas em vinil duplo preto, limitado em gatefold, Inclui a demo de 1997 de WORSHIP - Through The Dark Age We Are Dreaming, como bônus exclusivo (pela primeira vez em vinil!). Novo trabalho de capa e layout feito por Viktoria Polikarpova / Visionis Phosphorescent.
@skeletonwitch - devouring radiant light (c) 2018 / @prostheticrecords
if you are like me, were literally born into a world of music and performing arts. you prob would know 99% that every active band/artist has to change things around in order to either, to rejuvenite the love for playing/working, either to find their new force, either to come back to the original state where they came from. this album is probably one of those moments. never been a fan of black metal, but it's very interesting to hear them in that setting with their signature guitar tones. over time metal bands either get tired, either don't feel the need for "riff based" core of their material, and this album is also like that. if you like taking time with atmospheric music and black metal background, you'll love it! we will never know what's going to happen next, but if it's a band's rebirth with Adam, let it be that way then and let's see what the future brings.
totally unrelated, I remember hearing Sacrament (Lamb Of God) and thinking the same way, also thinking "I sense, this is probably where they start dropping the technical riffs and just go with grooves" and that's exactly what happened. not sure here, though.
wish SW keeps thrashy riff based arrangements. but great sounding album def. Fredrik Nordstrom (the father of Gothenburg Melodic Death Metal production) mixed the album 😉
Abiogeneisis” by Burial Invocation
Cover art by Dan Seagrave
This latest by Dark Descent Records might be one of my favourites from them in general. Like would ya just look at that album cover??? We got some cool as shit going on here boys. Now this album got better the more I listened to it and by that I mean the songs get better towards the back half of the album. That’s not to say that the first couple of tracks are bad or anything it’s just that there’s something particularly cringeworthy about the vocals here that’s a bit of an acquired taste. No it’s not that they’re growled, it’s not that they don’t change really at all and it’s especially not because you can’t understand what they’re saying. It’s because…they kinda groove? And this groove, kinda makes parts of the album sound, like they’re grown up Nu-Metal. Now this isn’t a bad thing ostensibly, it just takes until halfway through the title track for this aspect of the album to kinda settle down and find it’s own little niche. Once it does though, this album is the majestical downward spiral into BROOD and GLOOM. The best track being “Phantasmagoric Transcendence” a fucking ride and a half with a focus on guitar motifs, long slow chord progressions and one of the most satisfying conclusions I’ve heard in a black metal album all year. Whilst I didn’t hate the track which concludes the album with a piano and violin instrumental, it definitely isn’t as satisfying as the previously mentioned one and it kinda leaves you with a bad taste on the album. Yet, still without a doubt this is one of the cooler death metal albums of the year and I strongly advise a bump or two.