It had me at the Attila Csihar-like vocals. Then the elegantly doomy, yet not saccharine, melodies and structures sent me drifting. Mesmerizing trem-picked riffs, clear, 'verbed production, and great songwriting caused a purchase on the spot.
Favorite track: Paths.
This is an absolute black metal masterpiece. It is a journey that takes you to places you've never dreamed. As soon as you've reached the end, you want to turn around and travel it again.
Favorite track: Black Cave Prayer.
XAOS OBLIVION – Black Mountains Spirits CD (Nykta 044)
XAOS OBLIVION 's brand new album continues a cold and epic journey of nature black mysiticism! Being the project’s fourth work since 2008, it would be more suitable to use some words of its creator (also participated in well known hordes like: Demonic Slaughter, Abusiveness, Perdition (now Blaze of Perdition), Egzekwie, Sytris, Xaosis etc.) to describe this piece of art in the most appropriate way:
"Working on "Black Mountains Spirits", I tried to put in form a possessed, chilling and dark side for some of my thoughts and emotions that surrounded me in my travels through the darkest places & forests in Poland. It was some kind of "exorcism" for me both spiritually and physically."
Balancing between black and doom metal elements, “Black Mountains Spirits” album manages to create a unique atmosphere and leads you in a rampant sequence of sorrow & nostalgia, of lost pride & renaissance.