Veldes - Storm Borrower
With singular and very expansive premises, basically sinister in nature – but that has its energy entirely concentrated on beautiful and melancholic melodies –, on this work, Veldes present to its audience three personal anthems of sad and dismissive, but peaceful majesty, that comes as one with the nature and the cosmogony of his restless mind. As an infinite lugubrious crisis that revolves around the epicenter of its own demise, the persistently serene, but profoundly pungent melodies present on Storm Borrower reveals an experienced and wisely skilled artist, that knows how to convert with dense precision all the sensitivities of his heart into a deeply elusive, giant and delicate sonorous art. Definitely, a work that elevates the genre into an entirely new standard of creative lucidity, highlighting the beautiful propensities of its fantastic qualities.
Angantyr - Foragt
Kaatarakt - Echoes of the Past
With furious guitar lines, but exceedingly poetic harmonies, that understands and conglomerates the palpable agitation of their vividly intuitive and agglutinating musical perceptions, Echoes of the Past is a wonderfully original, splendid and marvelously conceived musical work. Certainly, it’s has in abundance all the necessary qualities to captivate the attention of ardent enthusiasts of more genuinely avant-garde styles of metal.
Remete - The Winter Silence
Augure - Omina
Forlorn Citadel - Songs of Mourning
Uada - Cult of a Dying Sun
The sagacity of their direct style can be described as rejuvenating, intense and astoundingly lucid, being permeated by the logic of a dense and fresh tenacity, that embellishes the ostensibly voracious and antagonizing sonorous perception dispersed by the group’s sophisticated technique. Being a primordially poetic, melancholic and intense artistic milestone from the beginning until its conclusion, Cult of a Dying Sun certainly deserves to be highlighted as one of the most excruciatingly pleasant, elaborated, authentic and elemental black metal records of the year.
Phet - Induction
Selection and reviews by Wagner