Ancient Moon is an international project, featuring members from Belgium, France and Switzerland. Quite little else is known about this band. Some people say they have been around since the nineties, but mostly as a ritual ambient project. Only recently that band made the switch towards black metal. Judging from the music on this one-track e.p. I actually believe that. This is a brilliant blend of ambient and black metal and a great approach to the genre.
There's only one track, that's true, but it lasts for twenty eight minutes and can perfectly count as an e.p. The amount of variation is splendid, even to the point of recognizing several different songs within the structure of only one. It opens with far away guitars, right before the whole seriously kicks in with a massive bombast and a dark, pounding atmosphere.
While you can compare this to a lot of black metal bands like Wiegedood, Altar Of Plagues and more, I think it's also safe to mention bands like Sunn O))) or Master Musicians Of Bukkake and even dark ambient deities like Lustmord. This e.p. has it all: impending instrumental passages, soundscapes, haunted screams, ritual chants... Everything you need for those blackened winter nights, even on hot summer days...