|BLACK EARTH – “GNARLED RITUAL OF SELF ANNIHILATION” CD/LP (134th Cycle)|
“On the harrowing release, Black Earth spew forth a mangled fog of black industrial nightmare fuel that will devour your synapses and leave you petrified in horror. Extremely abstract and grotesque, on the abominable work the Spanish mystifiers fuse drone in the vein of Sunn O))), dark ambient, raw black metal, ritual electronics, and industrial noise to open a portal to another dimension in which the listener is faced with a mirror reflecting back a deformed and disfigured reflection of their own self.” (Cvlt Nation)
BLACK EARTH “Gnarled Ritual Of Self Annihilation” CD/LP (134th Cycle)
Spanish ritualistic industrial sorcerers BLACK EARTH return with “Gnarled Ritual of Self Annihilation” – a sophomore full-length LP of unreal cinematic sonic disembodiment, conceived with the aim of turning the listener into a sacrificial centrepiece to a surreal ritual nightmare. Following in the steps of their debut LP “A Cryptic Howl of Morbid Truth” and of their followup mini-album “Diagrams of a Hidden Order”, on “Gnarled Ritual of Self Annihilation” Black Earth further refine and sharpen their horrific sonic blade, slicing through shadows and darkness with more skill and mastery than ever before to reveal a dimension beyond of incomprehensible ritual abandon. As they first weave and then slice and dissect their impenetrable veil, a sonic ritual of abject disfigurement begins to take shape before the listener, as the strokes and gashes of black metal, industrial, noise and ritual drone intersect erratically and hypnotically, painting an hallucinatory arabesque of absolute dread and deformity. As the album’s wicked spires envelops them like a fog of snakes, the listener finds themselves immersed into an hallucinating aural delirium of complete disembodiment and self-implosion, in which they feel simultaneously out of body and helplessly trapped and crushed within themselves at the same time.
CD Edition of 500 copies in 4 panel Digisleeve. 7 Tracks. Running Time 45:04
LP Edition of 200 copies on Black Vinyl, 100 copies on Clear & Black Splatter. 7 Tracks. Running Time 45:04 (Co-Released with Sentient Ruin)
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