We’ve followed Blackdeath since their early days, back when the name Draugwath first popped up on some tape-trading list. When it comes to Russian Black Metal and its associated subculture, there are few bands more iconic. The progression within their discography is remarkable, quite frankly: a linear evolution starting with the most primitive of monochord black noise, then gradually morphing into the orchestral swarm of blades that is today’s incarnation. Constantly pummelling the boundaries of their own limits, for ten albums straight now.
“Also sprach das Chaos” consists of two songs: 14 and 19 minutes, respectively. Both as glacial and hostile as the Russian winter. Full of surprises too, we assure you.
Considering the peculiar spirit of some arrangements… perhaps distant kin to what one might have expected from early-90s Master’s Hammer? Or is that the bite of Laibach? Or even a scar left by the wildest era of Einstürzende Neubauten? Nonetheless, make no mistake here: we’re still talking fiercely unapologetic underground Black Metal. But one that acknowledges no limit in spirit. We are proud to release this album on EAL Productions.
“Also sprach das Chaos” will be available in the fall of 2021. Cover art courtesy of Valnoir. The album was mixed and mastered by TT, of Abigor fame.