Today, Greek black metallers Isolert stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, World in Ruins
, at the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel
. Set for international release on November 11th via Nihilistische KlangKunst, hear Isolert's World in Ruins in its entirety exclusively HERE
Howling forth from the nameless abyss betwixt Hell and insanity, black wings outstretched to envelop the world, comes the nihilistic yet irrepressible spirit of Isolert. Forged in Volos, Thessaly amidst the searing flames of 2015 by Nick S and Panagiotis T (also active together in Sørgelig), this bewitching project draws not from the classic Greek black metal sound and instead delves deep into the Scandinavian night with a wretched fervor that calls to mind such luminary names as Gorgoroth or Dissection, dexterously blended with a touch of that crepuscular madness that only acts like Tribulation can typically conjure.
The early years of Isolert were a flurry of diabolical activity. In March of 2015, with the sparks of their meeting setting all around them ablaze, their initial demo, Isolated Soul, was quickly wrought upon the unsuspecting world. 2016 would then see Giannis and Apostolos join the band for the release of their first LP, entitled No Hope, No Light… Only Death, garnering great acclaim. 2017 pushed their possessed productivity to even greater levels of intensity, the impure fruits of which were an EP entitled Isolert, a split album with countrymen and kindred souls Insanity Cult, plus a collaborative effort with the mighty Human Serpent on a glorious 20-minute composition - all of which only served to strengthen their whispered legend.
And then, the project was locked in a cage. Hidden deep underground. Almost forgotten…until now.
For 2020 sees the now-triumvirate of Nick, Panagiotis, and Apostolos poised to release their most devastating ode to darkness yet: World In Ruins. With a name both inspired by the end-state of the world and descriptive of what will surely happen once this album is released, the album roars and rails with a ferocious apocalypticism only hinted at in Isolert's previous works. Crushing melodic leads entwine with an incredibly visceral, vital vocal performance to inspire dread and despair as you, the listener, can only watch it all collapse around you…
So be warned: you have until November to make all necessary preparations before Nihilistische KlangKunst unleashes the final catastrophic blow upon humanity via digipack CD and 12" vinyl, with spectacularly eschatonic cover art courtesy of VisionBlack - Nikos Stavridakis.
Isolert have returned...and they bring with them a World in Ruins. (text by Aaron Bray)
In the leadup to its international release on November 11th, hear World in Ruins in its entirety exclusively HERE
, courtesy of the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Aforementioned cover art and tracklisting are as follows: