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Posts Tagged ‘Folter Records’

ARCKANUM – DEN FÖRSTFÖDDE LP (Folter Records)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Arckanum - Den FörstföddeArckanum is dead. After delivering truly unique, visionary, chaos-gnostic Black Metal of the very highest calibre over a mere quarter of a century, Shamaatae has announced that ninth full-length, ‘Den Förstfödde’, will also be the last one. It’s sad news, indeed, as I love this record.

Even though it’s relatively simple and mid-paced and by no means progressive, there’s something extraordinary about ‘Den Förstfödde’. Showing the benefit of decades of experience, there is so much to admire here in the guitar sound, the production (although perhaps a little too ssss-y), the overall atmosphere and sense of menace. One hell of a parting shot.

There’s more crackles and pops on my copy than I’d ideally like but I guess that’s just down to bad luck. A true master of his darkened craft bowing out on the highest of highs. Long live Arckanum.

Evilometer: 666/666

KULT – UNLEASHED FROM DISMAL LIGHT LP (Folter Records)

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Kult - Unleashed From Dismal LightThe Black Metal ship has sailed and Kult aren’t on board; it’s a real fucking shame. For one reason or another, the legend of Kult hasn’t spread as rabidly as it should have. In total contrast to so many of their peers, the Italians are a case of no hype, all substance.

Sophomore full-length ‘Unleashed From Dismal Light’ is an exceptional exhibit of slow-to-mid-paced Black Metal majesty that deserves to be compared favourably with the very best in the business. But won’t be.

Maybe it’s the truly crap name that’s hindering Kult? Or the lack of gimmickry / sensationalism / promotion? The momentum lost between albums? Country of origin? Who knows …

What a pity one of the members didn’t murder a gay person or burn down a church or cannibalise an entire village. What a shame their lyrics don’t shit all over every religion and moral and sexual persuasion and political ideal and worthless race on the face of this twisted planet. Maybe then we’d sit up and take notice.

Check this album out – you’ll be amazed by just how good it is!

Evilometer: 666/666