“…I curse myself
and the warm stream curls
the moon’s gaze is broken as I pass
and my shadow starves the moss of light…”
Category Archives: Yellow Eyes
“…I curse myself
Time to list the releases from last year and 2012 was a great year for new and interesting music! 2012 was a quite slow year for me, I really slacked of on scavenging after obsucre and interesting albums/artist, but fortunately I did manage to find some gems. Listed below is my picks of some of the best albums of 2012, some more challenging than others.
Horseback are absolutely great at what they are doing, and what they do is chilling doom/drone metal chock full with atmosphere. And when coupled with their equivalent, Pyramids, pure untrammeled greatness happens!(See A Throne Without a King) Though they did not work together on this record, they still made one of the greatest songs of the year, namely Arjuna. It’s just such a shame that the last three songs on Half Blood keeps it from being on of the best albums of the year. Hallucigenia I, II, III, just meander around and feel out of place on the record and I just can’t enjoy their sound… Sometimes the journey is better than the destination, which is true with Half Blood.
No Holier Temple is the follow up to Hexvessel’s debut album, Dawnbearer, and it is a wonderful trip through pagan forests filled with witches covens and rituals for ancient and forgotten deities Lovely neo-folk with pleasant and calm melodies and interesting songs and it is a must for all lovers of new and inspired neo-folk! No Holier Temple is much more mellow and not as striking as Dawnbearer and suffers partly, since they could have stepped it up a bit with their second record. It appears so low on the list just because there were so many great albums this year and many more impressive albums.
Two of the best underground/true/lo-fi/whatever-you-want-to-call-it black metal bands, to emerge from the United States, have banded together and released a truly monumental and blasphemous split! The cassette is at the same time the second album released by both the New York based, Yellow Eyes and Chicago based, Monvment. If you ever doubted that there could ever come great and raw black metal music from the land of plastic and over consumption, this cassette shows great promise of two great and individual bands may be coming forth to set their mark on the underground black metal scene!
What better way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend than with a great atmospheric black metal band!
Yellow Eyes is a upcoming band from Brooklyn, NY, and is in the vein of Ash Borer(fucking great!) and Liturgy. Dark, low production value, melodic without getting overboard and absolutely fantastic sound! This is what melodic-atmospheric-black metal is all about! To top it all of, they released the album for free. The pirates were only going to do it anyway so why not cut of the middle man?
1. Gulit Lingers at Sunrise
2. My Candle is Gone but I Do Not Move
3. Dry Stone at Field’s Edge
4. No More Than a Soaked Plank
5. Warm Lake Under a Lifeless Sky
6. Silence Threads the Evening’s Cloth *(Brilliant song!)
7. Meadow Withdrawn
8. Rotted Wheat