As Stars in the Sky is the most recent release of a musical act from Italy, Black Kalmar Skull, which is basically a one man project, that dives himself into an incredibly impressive and sagacious mixture of atmospheric, melodic and symphonic black metal, that discharges the vast degree of its proficient, genuine, restless and superb musicality in a pervasively fantastic, gracious and somber avant-garde styled context. Relatively extensive – sixty-four minutes long – As Stars in the Sky has ten tracks: Dreams Of Life, Through The Sky, The Flame, The End Of An Era, Horizons Of Haze, Countless Stars, The Long Journey, Sadness, As Stars In The Sky III and Lost Horizons.
A graceful symphony of incomparable intensity, fuelled with virtues of the most impressive kind, albeit precisely and meticulously inserted at the right places, the overall rhythms present in the work seems to travel on a linear journey of significant vicissitude and splendor, abundantly confronting the nature of its beauty on the twilight of its own ascendancy. Despite the general harmonies being relatively simple, the expansive strength of the sonorous waves duplicates the voracious vitalities of its peripheral latencies within the perimeter of its ever-increasing melodic layout.
Having as one of its most interesting qualities the ability to rejuvenate constantly its own melodic output, in such an outstanding level, the record never sounds monotonous or simplistic, and impersonates at the vivacity of its imperative elegance the pure splendor of its creative originality. Absolutely amazing and authentic – with all of its transcending qualities – As Stars in the Sky, with its solemn virtuosity and imperially ambitious levels of restless artistry, has what it takes to potentially please absolutely everybody interested in a more avant-garde type of black metal.