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.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019