Good morning/afternoon/evening to you wonderful people. Today is my birthday! To celebrate I plan on eating like a low income king and drinking like one too. So while I drown my day in carbs, meat and alcohol, I want you to check out the great black metal I’ve listened to this past week. Some have been released to the masses but I know of at least one that isn’t being released until next month and luckily there is a single released already for your listening pleasure. Indulge. Enjoy.
One of the coolest releases I have heard was this new EP from Canadian fire starters Éohum, who provide much more than just black metal with this release. It’s chaotic, atmospheric when it needs to be and wonderfully doomy in some areas. The song that has been released early is a very fierce track so brace yourself for impact. Go like em on Facebook and be sure to pick this one up! Also make sure you follow their Bandcamp page too for any future releases and merch! This shit just makes me want to go outside and scream at the moon at 3am.
The newest Voidcraeft album was re-released earlier this month and I reviewed it. It’s a damn good experience and the writing is inspired by mythologies and religions that the writer himself read in multiple languages and thus inspired him to write this wildly enriching batch of quality black metal. It’s different and it forces you to explore and dive further into it’s story. Click here to experience this for yourself. Buy the album at I, Voidhanger’s Bandcamp!
Up next is Urðarmáni, Swedish black metal that reminds me A LOT of Burzum’s “Fallen”, which is a great thing. The band is releasing the digital version of the EP for free on their Bandcamp so YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES TO NOT LISTEN TO THIS IMMEDIATELY! Tons of wonderful blackened riffs with melodies guiding the way home. I love the vocal performance and even the bass work adds enough punch to the mix to really drive this thing to perfection. Excellent release!
Sometimes the black metal you need has hardly any black metal in it at all. But in a way, it’s still true to the feeling, darkness and ambiance that black metal can deliver. Thus is true for Voice of the Wanderer, who brings forth a melancholic blizzard of distrust and loneliness with their incredible synth orchestrated EP called “Cold Winter Days”, and cold it is. It’s relatively warm this winter where I live and this release chilled me down to the bone. I had to toss on a jacket and shoes while listening to this one. I love the emotional drive within the atmosphere and eventually the drums and riffs come in and makes it it absolutely insane. Vocals are that of a whisper in the wind, which adds yet another fine element to this bands overall sound. Enough words though, just go listen to it and experience it for yourself.
Lastly, since we have taken this tangent to something more atmospheric and instrumental, I want to introduce to you all Erang: a one man project that focuses on dungeon synth and blackened atmospheres to tell the tales of the mythical land and lore that he has created. He has A BUNCH of releases under his belt and the music just seems to get better and better as he grows and continues to write. His styles include, but are not restricted to dungeon synth, blackened ambient, atmospheric noise, folk, fantasy, Celtic, black metal and epic black metal. While he likes to venture out and do more and more as time passes, one thing that is for sure is that Erang is consistently providing great musical experiences. Grab your sword and join in. Be sure to try out all of the other Erang releases too.
Thank you for reading and I hope you find something you like this week!