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Posts Tagged ‘Owl’s Blood’

OWL’S BLOOD – COLD NIGHT OF MEDITATION LP (Altare Productions / Dead Section Records)

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Owl's Blood - Cold Night Of MeditationAs you can deduce from the smudges all over the cover (damn, they show up really clearly in that photograph), I’ve been listening to Owl’s Blood’s debut full-length a lot recently. And I have greasy fingers.

Six blasts of blizzard-y Basque Black Metal – with an average running time of just under seven minutes – howl forth from the Atlantic, threatening to take your breath away.

Seeing as there were two labels involved in bringing this record to fruition, I think it could have benefited from an inner sleeve and some printed lyrics. And, seeing as there are two small children quite literally swinging from my limbs as I type, I’m going to have to cut this review short.

Another cold night of meditation lies ahead; perhaps there’ll be peace tomorrow.

Evilometer: 555/666

OWL’S BLOOD – LUNAR EQUILIBRIUM MLP (Dead Section Records)

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Owl's Blood - Lunar EquilibriumFeaturing the driving forces behind Ostots and Sentimen Beltza, Owl’s Blood is another blazing, old-school, majestic Black Metal entity out of the Basque region and this is their 2011 demo tape (and only substantial release to date) reissued on vinyl, encased in a silk-screened jacket and limited to a mere 200 units.

With just five songs included, it’s all over in a fuzzy flash but I think this one was well worth the investment of around €18 including postage (Denmark – Ireland) to purchase directly from the label. The lyrics are simply typeset onto a bland white A4 sheet (better to get them than not!) but the cover and the record itself ooze underground appeal while the music – a bit like either Oindurth’s or IA’s main projects covering Darkthrone classics in their own inimitable styles, perhaps – is quite special.

Definitely not the most amazing record you’re ever going to hear – but ‘Lunar Equilibrium’ is still a worthwhile acquisition for any follower of quality underground BM. And, compared to recent efforts from the likes of the aforementioned Darkthrone or fellow letter-day shitemongers Watain, Enslaved or Burzum, this is simply amazing! (Not sure exactly why owls(!) seem to be assuming a more pronounced presence in Black Metal ideology, though.)

Evilometer: 555/666