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Sol Sistere – Extinguished Cold Light (2019)

Sol Sistere
Release date: May 3rd, 2019
Label: Hammerheart Records

It’s been awhile since I heard from this horde as I read they have recruited a new singer that simply goes by S and it’s a good change as this adds new character to the band.

Elemental Chaos opens this ritual and it’s a fantastic opener as the band comes back with a vengeance of pure energy and even with a spoken part this is has a very sinister feel to it as it has a lot to offer, and it continues on Spiral Moon as this track has a deep more straight forward feel to it and reading the lyrics to this one makes it even better, the atmospheric black metal is there but these guys take it to another level as this is more intense from what I hear and it grabs you no doubt, the ending riff is classic!

It really gets interesting on Descending Light as here we take another step beyond with a few tempo changes but still rips at you with these killer riffage going off in such a chaotic way and all these tracks are long so there is a lot to offer on each one like on The Faceless which is over eight minutes long but has such a catchy groove to it and probably the best track for me to this point.

But this gets better cause the remaining tracks on here have a life of their own all of them are strong and this band has its own brand to their music as it has a lot to offer to the listener as I can tell a lot of time must of been put into this and it shows here as the musicianship on here is top notch, the whole band sounds tight as can be.by the way the closer Juxtaposed Universe is as good as it can get and the lyrics took this one to the top for me something you will need to do if you get a copy as it adds more to the whole thing.

Sol Sistere is one of those bands that has the formula to explode across the planet if they were heard all over, this is a fantastic album that needs to be heard.

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Praecognitvm – Oris Resolutio Somnum (2018)

Praecognitvm
Release date:July 2nd, 2018
Label:Independent

Atmospheric Black Metal from this duo from Temuco,this is the band’s EP follow up from last years demo.

This has two long tracks of very deep sounding and with feeling to them as Alba Ruber In Agris opens up with a very out of this world feeling to it before it goes into a pure hellout pounding and it just soothes the soul to be honest it just gave me this feeling of being in an isolated state of pure freedom, as the track really has so many dimensions to it even the vocals are superb on here.

Exolvuntur Aeternam comes out a blazing, killer growl that blends in the moment giving it a more distinctive sound of aggression as it then comes down back to earth and that’s what I’m really liking about this because it keeps your mind glued to it and it gets better as it creeps back up, it’s over 10 min long there is alot going on but it never got boring that’s what really got me some bands will put out something this long and it will get boring,not here this is really special.

I’ll be honest I found out about this band through what the readers of the site are searching for so someone out there typed this in and I went to check it out and I’m glad I did and cheers!! to that person who did that cause I never thought I would be posting a band of this genre in here but I’m opened minded and this was an excellent addition to my mind.

As far as the band goes these two maniacs have a solid sound that plainly delivers the goods,give them a listen.

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