मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान

Ascetic Meditation of Death

Black metal has been to some strange, adventurous places since its inception, and especially over the past decade. The orthodoxies of old still exist, but it seems that more and more bands are willing and capable of looking beyond the boundaries laid down during the 90s, and take in all manner of influences and to chart new sonic territories whilst still remaining undeniably black metal. मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान is a prime example of such a record. Opening track संहार रक्त काली (translated: Samhara Rakta Kali) begins with what sounds like droning sitar and some deep, ominous “om”-style chanting. It takes almost a minute for any guitars to come in, and the end of the introduction is marked by a gong crash. Even amongst the following blast beats and furious tremolo picking, though, there are still sounds and instruments that are – to these ears – exotic. Needless to say, if you are unshakeably kvlt and trve in your approach to black metal, then this record is unlikely to appeal. But to more open-minded listeners who can listen to something using non-metal instruments without screaming “fake!” or “gimmick!”, a stunning journey awaits.

(source: metal-archives)

Devilish – vocals
Infernal Vlad – strings
Tom Coroner – drums

Pictures taken at Wolf Throne Support Festival/ Paris

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