We all know there is a beauty in the darkness, a shard of black crystal that is so sharp it will slay every being in the most brilliant ways....
From Thailand comes Lotus of Darkness and they (at least on this release) play a beautiful and ethereal black metal. From the start i get strong vibes of early spiritual heavy metal...almost late 70´s style (there is some bands on the tip of my tongue for comparison but i cant seem to remember them now...) but also a rich layer of asian tunes is to be heard through out all three long songs.(between 6 to 14 minutes) So one could say it mixes or flips from the described style here above with the more blasting black metal fury reminiscent of the early European second wave....works like a charm! Vocals reminds also a bit of early Burzum with that complaining howls and screams.
Really enjoyable debut album with strong complete song structures and compositions through out this tape combined with such deep personal atmosphere...exotic is of course a fitting word to use makes this a no brainer to get!
One of this years best releases.
1. Wrath of the Naga
2. The Origin of Snakes
3. Down by the River
Released by Von Frost Records