The Shrine of Primal Fire

by A Pale December

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Chris J Warrior
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Chris J Warrior Wow! You think you’re listening to some nice melodic BM and BAM!: trve jazz in your face. Favorite track: Cimmerian Veil.
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LoneWolf BooM! This album totally blew my mind in one listen! One of my fav’s for 2017~ Well done
Oliver Schiller
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Oliver Schiller The unique sound and the kind of variety in the songs giving this record a special place over the superior number of black metal releases. Favorite track: Cimmerian Veil.
Kaje Annihilatrix
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Kaje Annihilatrix It's only the 5th and this is the album of the month. Doomy, gloomy atmospheric black metal with well placed melodic piano breaks against the juxtaposition of pounding drums. Harsh vocals and acoustic guitar and quality original bass lines make this album a compendium of every musical element I love. This is the album you need for those long walks under the bleak grey skies and falling snow. Favorite track: Midwinter Ritual.
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Machine Head Folk black metal with a tonne of blast beats and very different sounding drums. This is highly recommended Favorite track: Call of the Ancients.
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Tolujin Very promising progressive black metal from Italy. They may need to work on structure and transitions -- for me they're often trying to cram too many different elements into each track and it doesn't always come off -- but there are some sublime passages and they play beautifully. I suspect there are great things to come. Favorite track: Midwinter Ritual.
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The grey mist surrounding Milan was the perfect setting for Korpsvart and Ymir to start writing music, an atmospheric black metal devoted to the Pacific Northwest, yet mixed with blackgaze and a taste of depressive rock.
The milanese band is only debuting, but their sound is definite and varied, yet humble. A first effort which shows a precise direction, the album succeeds in mixing fury and softness, nostalgia and sense of wonder. In the musicians own words, “though not exactly what one would call a concept album, "The Shrine Of..." can be considered as a coherent journey through the most sublime, yet dismal, aspects of nature and myth; a voyage which ultimately merges with a reflection on the human condition and its fleeting nature.”
“The Shrine Of Primal Fire finds a perfect balance between so many different feelings, making the music of A Pale December the perfect autumn soundtrack.

Releasing as Digipack CD (with booklet) on November 27th


released October 5, 2017

Korpsvart (Riccardo Di Bella) - Guitars, Lyrics, Vocals
Ymir (Ernesto Ciotola) - Vocals, Bass Guitar, Drum programming, Guitar


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