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Il Vuoto is the noise of sorrow and distress…a solo Funeral Doom / Drone project hailing from Piacenza, Italy, created by the same mastermind behind the excellent Black Metal project Chiral. In addition to some demo albums, Il Vuoto released a debut album, entitled “Weakness” in the summer of 2015, and now we present the second observation, entitled “Vastness”.
“Vastness” is an album about sorrow. Each song on the album discusses sorrow from a different perspective and point of view. Universal sorrow, intimate sorrow, mental illness, suicide, and cleansing are ever-present themes on an album that accurately represents the complicated feelings of sorrow by being at once devastating and soul-crushing as well as melancholic and sublime.
Nachtterror is a Symphonic Black Metal band formed in 2006 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Since their founding, Nachtterror has always been a band focused on telling a story of tragedy and empowerment - the tragedy of life and the suffering that can accompany it, as well as the empowerment of embracing your own negativity and using it to evolve and grow. Nachtterror attempts to convey acceptance of the inevitable and the ability to use it and overcome it.
“We want our listeners leaving our album understanding that “there’s something beautiful in the dark.”
Two summers ago, Finnish Black Metal project Kval released their debut self-titled album, an album which was originally released under the moniker Khaossos in 2015. Kval has spent the past few months writing and refining the tracks for their follow-up release, entitled Laho, the first album to be written for Kval from the start.
Compared to the previous album, Laho ("Rotten" in English) has a brighter and more colorful atmosphere musically while the lyrical themes on Laho references the decay and rot of the forest floor, applied as a metaphor for the human mind. Our inability to live in the moment, the loss of innocence, and the ever-present corrosion of our optimism and descent into cynicism encompass the themes of Laho, wrapped in captivating and entrancing Atmospheric Black Metal.
After hunkering down to record this winter, Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa has completed work on their third album, Nightmarrow, following 2016's Sojourners and 2017's Lethean Lament. Mavradoxa's third album, although related to the tonal atmosphere and character of previous albums sees the band developing and intensifying their song-writing ability crafting simultaneously cohesive yet unpredictable songs with a progressive hue that is still rooted in Atmospheric Black Metal.
“The Heavens Are Not On Fire...is the debut album from Wills Dissolve, a progressive death metal band from Houston, TX. Equally atmospheric and aggressive, this album weaves its concept (“a meditation on religion, violence, and cosmic chaos”) through seamless, satisfying transitions between ambient and bold passages. Led by masterfully executed drum grooves and finished with blazing, melodic leads and crushing vocals, Heavens… is progressive, but never wandering. Although one can certainly recognize influences both named by the band (Opeth, Katatonia, Ihsahn) and surprising (Rotting Christ, In Vain, Kozeljnik, November’s Doom), nothing about this spectacular debut is derivative. The production is clean and balanced, perfectly restrained, allowing each element to shine through organically. The Heavens Are Not On Fire… transports the listener to The Great Meteor Storm of 1833, an event erroneously interpreted by North American Christians as the biblical apocalypse and later recognized as the beginning of a critical shift towards a secular understanding of celestial phenomena. Lyrically and musically, Wills Dissolve’s debut is worth the many listens it takes to appreciate its authenticity and originality. “No More Sanctity!”
"A veil of shame plunged your last years into the common numbness,
leading you to this forest, dark and sorrowful.
Your past life left behind, you enter with the mind of a broken soul, destined to perish in silence and solitude.
This is your last fortress. This great ash tree seems to call you.
Its branches are leafless, appearing to be dead, claiming to be the only answer you ever longed for. You will approach it.
This land will do the rest. Spring has nothing to do with the regeneration of its foliage, it is the tense strings of those who have given up that give it back its stature.
And then... when you are becoming part of that tree, you want your life back..."
GANONDORF was created back in 2006 in Nulvi, an ancient mountain village in the north-west area of Sardinia, as a one-man-band. The project's founder, Nicola, took about ten years to find the right members for the band, helped first by Giovanni - who joined the project in 2008 - and numerous other artists in the following decade.
After more than ten years of activity and numerous tracks written until now, the band finally found the strength to enter the studio and record some of the most incredible black metal hymns to date!
As the same Nicola says, "After many years, finally the time has come to release our first album. Most of the songs presented here have been written between the years 2007/2008 whilst the project was still a one-man-band. After some line-up changes and various breaks, we have recently found the right stability to finally record such songs. What you will hold in your hands represents our last ten years of life and hard work, showing the future of this project."
Furious canadian black-death metal ala Behemoth
This mainly ambient album and collaboration with a Swiss Ambient Black Metal project, deals with the hard Faustian struggles and mental antagonism of contradictory strivings of the human nature at the crossroads of madness.