Allow me to re-introduce Chaos Moon, a band formed in Philadelphia (US), somewhere in 2004. I say "re-introduce" because that's basically what this album does. Initially intended to be an reissue of their previous release, a pleaser between the band's previous album "Resurrection Extract" and the upcoming one "Æschaton Mémoire, this CD presents the original album plus two bonus tracks, namely 'Resurrection III' from the same session and the brand new song 'Amissum'.
The new song is extremely promising for the upcoming album, that's for sure. This simply is highly immersive layered black metal with influences from shoegaze and dark ambient. The sound is bleak, grim and intense and most of the time Chaos Moon don't need blast-beats to give their music that extreme edge. Instead, the focus seems to lay purely on a vivacious dark atmosphere.
The other songs are in now way less inferior and seem to fit perfectly with the first one. The 'Resurrection' trilogy is massive and brilliant, perhaps somewhere between Oranssi Pazuzu, Altar Of Plagues and even Aluk Todolo, but with fiercely shrieking vocals and awesome synth passages. So yes, this surely is something stunning and mesmerizing and I hope these guys will come over to Europe soon.
Fuck, this is good...