venerdì 11 maggio 2018
Garhelenth - "About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy" (Satanath Records/The Eastern Front, 2017)
Title: About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy
Genre: Black Metal
Year: 14th December 2017
Time: 29 min
IRANIAN BLACK METAAAAL! It's absolutely my first time that I review something created from Iranian musicians, and I admit I listened to the second album (in only two years after their foundation in 2010) of Garhelenth also to satisfy my curiosities about this slab of exotic metal. Fortunately, these curiosities bring me to discover that this "About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy", even though this album released by Satanath Rec in cooperation with The Eastern Front (label from Israel) isn't exceptional, is anyway good beyond my expectations.
Now located in Armenia after a short period in Georgia (not the US state but the country!), Garhelenth gave life to a second album where there is a very cold, dark and grim black metal, as you can already understand by the haunting intro with freezing arpeggios "Pessimistically (Abolish the Idols)". The pace of the (6) songs is more focused on mid and slow agonizing tempos than on the fast ones, that are into "Moral to Pessimist" and "Foolish Conscience" (that ends with war samples after the last line "And kill them all") but don't expect any kind of blast-beats here. Very good is the vocal performance of the guitarist and founder Hilnorgoth, that alternates his classic black metal screams with some clean vocals.
who is the drummer? Or is there a drum-machine? I can't find these infos by any places!
1 - Pessimistically (Abolish the Idols) (intro)
2 - Destruction of the Will
3 - Foolish Conscience
4 - Self-Humiliation
5 - To Impersonal Mankind
6 - Moral to Pessimist
7 - Perspective of Exorbitant
Hilnorgoth - vocals/guitars
Sagroth - guitars
Satanath Records: http://www.satanath.com/