Pressed on half gold / half beer heavy vinyl w/ bone & black splatters. Comes with a 2-page insert, an A2 poster and a download card.
The wonderfully productive Swiss atmospheric Black Metal band AARA return with urgency to unleash “Triade II: Hemera“, their 4th full-length since 2019 and the second chapter of the Melmoth trilogy.
Based upon the 1820 Gothic novel ‘Melmoth the Wanderer‘ by Charles Robert Maturin – and closely connected in style and atmosphere to 2021’s initial instalment “Triade I: Eos” – each of the 6 brutally melodic tracks follows the book’s chronological mid-point narrative in a dazzling critical examination of theism and scepticism through the medium of top-tier Black Metal.
Although conceptually aligned with part one of the trilogy, “Triade II: Hemera” further-advances the AARA sound into realms of progressive extremity: defined once again by the beauteous lead melodies of composer/guitarist Berg, the record combines a raw violent undertow with subtle rhythmic shifts, left-field riffs/refrains and sublimated vocal savagery – interweaving Christian choirs, the Jewish shofar horn and traditional Indian vocal samples into yet another outstanding offering from an unstoppable young band overflowing with ideas and confidence.
Beer, Black, Gold, Splattered
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