Azazel ♒ 7293
Sacred music of the unsacred. Droning doom and a tribe spirit that broadens the mind to a clearer understanding of suffering, or alienates it to an unbearable body-load.
Favorite track: M.
Nuno Miranda Ribeiro
Deep, slow, heavy. Ritualistic rock, doom and stoner influenced, that transcends genres. Very good balance of intrumental parts and sections with vocals. Dark and shamanic, at times pshicedelic. Good ability to create a signature atmosphere, with changes in dynamic throughout the album. Really good listen as a whole piece.
Favorite track: K.
Finnish occult psychedelic drone doom metal group Dark Buddha Rising are drenched in deep mystery, with no biographical information available. Described by Roadburn Festival as "sprawling dirge of doom metal and myriad cryptic incantations luring the listener into a trance of doom-induced sensory depravation", the band have released three self-financed full length albums (Ritual IX, Entheomorphosis, Abyssolute Transfinite) on vinyl only. The time has come for the fourth Dark Buddha opus Dakhmandal, for which the band chose to employ the services of the eclectic Finnish label Svart Records. Dakhmandal, the new album of the drone metal necromancers can be described as oppressive and circular. Due to the nature of the work it will be released primarily as a triple 12 inch EP. Also available on CD and digital download.
"To walk the ethereal soil on the banks leading unto the stone tower as last breath view we would collapse as humanly tissue, overwhelmed by the final light that seizes us at the end of the world to transform all living that was unliving the torments as timesands cascaded, unknowing of the now unveiled source that flow to overcome confines of flesh particles as seen through the eyes to witness them worldly.
The obsessive trait became at an early age from what would seem like truthfabrics bleeding through the cracks between cellwalls, alive in vast nothingnesses surrounding scarce specifics of illusional matter that would float in brightness excesses, ascending to unflinching gaze-in as quest that became to level the endless plains in sight as unified with the fluid surfaces of the endoplasmic waves."
One of the best albums of any genre. The drumming is better than we have come to expect from black metal bands. The songs are both well thought-out and layed out, and it's near impossible to pick a favourite track. An1ta