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PREDATORY LIGHT – PREDATORY LIGHT LP (Invictus Productions / Psychic Violence Records)

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Predatory Light – Predatory LightI was pretty sure I already reviewed Predatory Light’s split with Vorde but, seeing as I can’t find any trace of such a scribbling, I will have to reluctantly concede that I didn’t. This is about the tenth time that I’ve looked for a previous review only to discover that it doesn’t exist, so either some of them are vanishing or I’m losing my marbles.

Anyhow, I picked up Predatory Light’s debut full-length at the recent Ash Borer / Vanum gig in Dublin a few weeks back and have had it on steady rotation ever since. It’s a really superb slab of catchy, simplistic, repetitive US Black Metal and I’m particularly fond of that thing they do with the lyrics – effectively only a few lines in each song and every line is repeated multiple times before moving on to the next one, with the momentum gathering all the time.

Sightless beast of the mutant dark, sightless beast of the mutant dark, sightless beast of the mutant dark, sightless beast of the mutant dark, sightless beast of the mutant dark…

It’s very effective.

Both label(s) and band have done a magnificent job with this utterly addictive record and it’s one I can but heartily recommend.

Evilometer: 666/666

IL’ITHIL – IA’WINDE LP (Psychic Violence Records)

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Il'Ithil - Ia'WindeMust admit I’m not fully sure what exactly this band is called as it’s difficult to make out what’s a capital ‘I’ and what’s a lower case ‘l’ but I’m guessing it’s big I + small l + apostrophe + big I + t + h + small i + small l … il’ithil with capital ‘i’s (capitalise) or something, who knows and who cares? Suppose it’s neither here nor there seeing I can’t fucking pronounce most band names anyway (and rarely speak them).

So, Il’Ithil is the solo project of Blake from Wolvserpent and ‘Ia’Winde’ offers two tracks of hazy, shrill, mysterious, sort-of-ambient, sort-of-cascadian / cascading Black Metal that will for sure appeal to fans of Fell Voices and Ash Borer. A tad short at 27 minutes but a fine record nevertheless.

Evilometer: 555/666