Black Metal does not need and does not want to evolve. There is no necessity nor will for trends or progression. "Eternal Black Metal" beautifully captures the timeless approach and extramundane qualities of the darkness that we addictedly dwell in and that we greedily allow to envenom our spirits like black blood. While BLOOD RED FOG's compelling sound doesn't cease to amaze in channelling us into a grey, cold, meditative transitional state of depression and trancelike intensity, SOMBRE FIGURES follow-up to their s/t 2018 demo tape with pure untainted Black Metal in its most gruesome, harsh and grim essence.
Eternally carved into black wax, lim. to 300 copies.
supported by 4 fans who also own “Blood Red Fog / Sombre Figures - Eternal Black Metal”
This was on everyone's 2020 list and I tried and failed a few times to get into it. It's a pummelling, but if you let it wash over you it slowly starts to make sense. And when the synths and the strings and all the little details emerge it's exciting every time. Luke