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etichetta: Essential Purification
Data di uscita: 18 giugno 2021
Limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl
180g heavy vinyl
300gsm carton sleeve printed on uncoated paper
Gold embossing and PMS
All full coloured
Australia's MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY returns with an ambitious double album called Funerals From The Astral Sphere. In 16 songs and over 2 hours, Dis Pater refines his amazing blend of cosmic black/doom metal and nocturnal ambient thanks to a wider use of folk passages and beautiful clean vocals, reaching new peaks of emotion and psychedelic bliss.
If Midnight Odyssey's previous work, 2011's "Funerals From The Astral Sphere" has become a cult release and is today cherished as one of the finest examples of atmospheric/ambient black metal, "Shards Of Silver Fade" is certainly going to break new grounds and impose the Australian act on a wider audience, independently from metal sub-genres and styles.
The funeral doom grandeur of Tempestuous Fall and the dark-wave vibe of The Crevices Below - Dis Pater's past projects - have been successfully injected into Midnight Odyssey's cosmic black metal body, redoubling the emotional intensity and dark majesty of its melodies. The result is nothing short of an epic masterpiece, a visionary night voyage of over 2 hours connecting our ancient pagan past with the apocalyptic feelings of a cosmic death.
2xCD, 140 minutes playing time ! 28-page full colour booklet!
Among the most beloved and revered acts within the atmospheric metal field, Australia's MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY is back with “Biolume Part 2: The Golden Orb”, the second part of a trilogy started in 2019 with “Biolume Part 1: In Tartarean Chains.” The new album explores the themes of the sun, set within the context of classical mythology and in continuation from its predecessor.
“Whereas the first part was very much about creating one’s own light in the deepest tracts of darkness, the second part is about being confronted and embraced by nothing but light,” explains sole member Dis Pater. “The sun, Sol Invictus, Helios, the eye of Zeus (including his sister, Eos or Aurora, the dawn) are the light giving and all-seeing purveyors of the day.”
Featuring once again a sumptuous cover painting by Elijah Tamu, “The Golden Orb” tells the story of being exposed to the majestic and searing power of starlight, a burning and unbearable heat, like being chained in a desert. “Like our hot Australian summers,” Dis Pater continues, “it’s a harsh and uncomfortable place of being that brings to mind stories of the desert in ancient near-Eastern mythology and literature. And atop on his golden chariot is the Sun God himself, punishing with heat and thirst, drought and drying winds.”
Musically this is a different style to previous MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY releases. This time Dis Pater's main influences came from the epic heavy metal and doom of bands like SCALD and SOLSTICE (UK), but also from medieval music (such as chant, troubadour and trouveres music) and military style battle horns, with a dose of viking-era BATHORY.