From the depths of Canadas ancient forests a woefull wind is blowing & rotting the life force away from its frail shell....
Lörd Matzigkeitus (Idolatry, Thy Sepulchral Moon etc) is back with his gang that is now (including Das Lörd) 5 member strong! This is the second full album from them and even if i liked the previous efforts this is easily their best work so far.
If you are not too familiar with this band they play a mix of traditional second wave black metal... very European cold atmosphere but also is personal in a nice way.... Each song is high on darkness and diabolic cocktails and Lörd himself with his possessed varied vocals leads this nightmare through bundles of burned souls and flesh and up finally to the isolated and deranged high castle.
It has both plenty of introspective ponderings and extroverted retaliations that´s going back and forth from start to finish. It has much to be intrigued by here and it is both a chotic ride as well as a poetic one with a good variation of song material.
As you can see from the great cover art (by Sang Ho Moon) this release goes enough its own way and escapes looking cliche or tiresome....so yes the musical content reflects well to this.
My best tracks would be 1,7,8 (and i also liked the acoustic bleak track 5)
Go and get this if you like to get both some solid traditional black metal but at the same time get something new!
This 10 track album will be released by Appalachian Noise Records and The True Plague.