Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tenebrae in Perpetuum / Krohm - Tenebrae in Perpetuum / Krohm [Split] (2010)

Evoken - Embrace the Emptiness (1998)
Beatrik - Journey Through the End of Life (2002)
Tenebrae in Perpetuum - Onori Funebri Rituali (2003)
Tenebrae in Perpetuum - L'Eterno Maligno Silenzio (2009)
Ritual Chamber - The Pits of Tentacled Screams (2013)

A phenomenal split between a pair of phenomenal black metal solo projects. As always, Tenebrae in Perpetuum does everything right -- raw but massive sounding guitars and drums, spectral, reverb-drenched howls, simplistic but extremely effective songwriting -- and this split contains some of the project's most haunting work.

Krohm is the work of Dario Derna, whose past and present projects have included Drawn and Quartered, Evoken, Funebrarum, and Ritual Chamber. Sickly, interwoven guitar lines, drum machine, and intermittent death rattles.

Track listing:
-Tenebrae in Perpetuum-
1. I
2. II
3. III
4. The Black Bridge
5. Toccato Dalla Desecrazione
6. Sentinel Monolith

I rained down as a silent sound
From abysmal skies that owned my torment

If you like this, you should also hear:
Absonus Noctis -
Penumbral Inorgantia (2005)
Funerarium -
Nocthule (2008)