Posted by RiffRaff
One modern trend I will probably never tire of is the astral themed black metal records. Agalloch with The Serpent and the Sphere, Vattnet Viskar with Settler, Krallice with Years Past Matter, and so on. It seems that each time a trippy post black metal album uses the stars as inspiration an album its scope and berth are as wide as the glittering sea above us. Keep the Astral Metal coming please.
Catching my eye on the Bandcamp homepage with a beautiful photo taken by the Hubble Telescope I was easily compelled click to preview Isolate by Australian band Mesarthrim. What I did not expect was that it would cut so heavily into my Ghost listening time; an album I’ve been frothing at the mouth for and was released today.
Dear Astreria! This album is outright phenomenal. Heavy doses of reverby keyboard notes and major keys give the music such a triumphant sound that is as big as its subject matter. There’s that overwhelming sense of positivity that you get from power metal but without all the cheese, superfluousness, and…. ummm.. well, power metal. Nearly every moment here is just so uplifting. The ambient moments are equally relaxing and introspective and add so much to the ponderous nature of the songs. They perfectly compliment the mystical nature of the core of black metal.
This is a monumental album and should be given some love and attention asap. Best part is the band is only asking for a single dollar for this beast. You really can’t go wrong taking a chance here. This album will transport you to a far away place, give you peace, and when you return you will be a happier person. As always, tell all your friends about the music if you like it and let us know what you though in the comments. Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!!