Almost five years after the release of their latest long-player "Through the Darkness" mexican oppressive black metal institution BLACK HATE announce the release of their new effort, "Altalith" out in July 2020 via Dusktone.
the whole album draws the listener into a void of interweaving beauty, coalescing with paralyzing dejection that leaves nothing but the desire of total immersion, BLACK HATE prove their versatile musical identity once again and that the modern blend of deadly black metal is flowing through their veins.
The third world has arrived, the old scriptures of Sumeria has been set on fire, and the holy names has been named, now is time for Ascension, now is time for redemption,
Ir./Kalla is the disintegration of all existing knowledge, the purest form of human redeem , when the Nergal's voice resonates and the trumpets starts to sound , Ir./Kalla will complete the seventh gate.
The latest Battle Dagorath is not quite as genius as its predecessor Frozen Light. Yes, the production is better and the guitars get a lot more of well-deserved attention. However, while BSB does a hell of a job, Vinterriket is truly missed this time. Keys are simpler and the interludes..., well... Still, Abyss Horizons is an outstanding example of sublime Black Metal. It takes you on a cosmic journey to your inner self and back in just 75 min. Highly recommended and easily album of the year. Mohemian
The pure joy of standing beneath these ancient trees, feeling the sunlight warm my upturned flower-face. The ecstatic freedom of running across the open plains with my tribe, footpads pounding the grass, lungs heaving, tongue lolling. The soaring feeling of my soul rising to trace the edge of jagged peaks against the sky. Whenever the mother calls, I will go to her; to the land I pledge my love, my life, my sword. Dave Aftandilian
Dark Dragons of the Cosmos originally lured me into the cosmic realms of what is otherwise known as Battle Dagorath. Distorted vocals from beyond distant stars mix with atmospheric keys and mostly razor sharp, sometimes melodic, guitar riffs, nestled into the cold monotony of a drum computer. Being already a really strong release itself, Dark Dragons should only prove to be a harbinger of the true greatness of future albums to come. Mohemian