Choice DsO-core from not-France. They do the style justice, as this is a fabulously twisted journey which remains engaging and interesting throughout the runtime. More impressive still is being able to maintain that for 50 minutes of music AND make that time fly by.
Icelandic black metal act CARPE NOCTEM released a vinyl version of the debut album „In Terra Profugus” on August 5th via Hellthrasher Productions.
Originally released on CD in September 2013 through Code666 records, the album is now available on 12” LP in an edition of 300 black copies coming in a jacket sleeve with 8-page A5 booklet.
In Terra Profugus is a concept album about an ethereal journey within and without the self, exploring concepts of life, death and the nature of evil. It is about overcoming and reaching understanding through strife and hardship, about self-flagellation of the soul. The album title calls upon Cain’s journey into the wasteland of Nod, the self-made exile from God’s creation. Imagery from nature and light references to Nordic myth permeate the text, which is both vivid and esoteric in description.
Carpe Noctem was formed in November 2005 but its current formation came to be in 2009. By this time, it had earned a reputation of intense performances on stage, while rising as one of Iceland’s leading acts in black metal. The music shows various influences and expresses extreme opposites. It forms a raw, chaotic and apocalyptic soundscape combined with Icelandic lyrics; often referencing scripture, Nordic mythology, occult writings, apocalyptic prophecies and Icelandic black magic rituals.
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This album takes me to the darkest places. The whole vibe and overall feel of the album is that of absolute dread, but also beauty. The overall mix of death metal, black metal and some jazz is perfect and sound is unique and fresh. Waiting in anticipation of album 2! surgicalsteel
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This band is incredibly refreshing, and innovative in a genre that has become rather stale. Grima transports you to the snow covered wilderness of Russia, and leaves you to fend for yourself. It's not your everyday, run-of-the-mill atmospheric black metal. It's truly something more. Their use of various instruments you seldom hear applied to black metal speaks to their level of creativity. 10/10 album! aliciakay47