tisdag 26 januari 2016
Skygge - Antiqua Ignis
Last year this Norwegian one-man (Skyggemester) band Skygge released a second and last (?) full length album called "Antiqua Ignis" (means something like Ancient Flame) through the label Immortal Frost Production.
If this is the last of Skyggen then he stop at the top of his game as this album is a powerful occult journey through the spheres of death and transcendence beyond.
With hypnotic mid to fast riffing and abyssic drumming as a violent wall and superb ghastly guest vocals by Adramelech (Svarthaueg ) the experience you find here is great! Sure it is not so much variations between the songs it does not matter much as they melt together nicely into a big black nekro ritual.
The sound and feeling here reminds me some of Hetroertzens album "Exaltation of Wisdom" which is not a bad thing.
It is quite a long album but nothing really drags out...rather you get dragged down into the void.
The production is a mix of spacy raw layers but all parts is at the same time very hearable. Effective in other words.
1. Antiqua Ignis 07:17
2. Apokalyptiske visjoner 06:50
3. Draconis Serpentis 04:44
4. Heks 06:26
5. Katakombe 04:52
6. Necro Attitude 05:32
7. Nocte Initium Imperium 05:29
8. Svarte vinger 06:36
9. Skyggen 04:55
10. Nocte Initium Imperium (Necro version) 05:45