PESTILENTIAL SHADOWS stream new SEANCE at Black Metal Promotion Tuesday August 31 2021, 6:44 PM
PESTILENTIAL SHADOWS stream new SEANCE at Black Metal Promotion

Today, Down Under black metal legends  Pestilential Shadows  stream the entirety of their highly anticipated sixth album,   Revenant , at   the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel . Set for international release on September 3rd via  Seance Records , hear  Pestilential Shadows Revenant  in its entirety exclusively   HERE .

One of Australia's longest-running and most respected black metal bands,   Pestilential Shadows  have been building a towering canon of work since 2003. Whereas many of their native land's extreme metal exports either tend toward the chaotic or too clean, the shadowy collective led by founding vocalist/guitarist Balam consistently create compelling swathes of drama and darkness, all-enveloping emotion and regal-yet-gritty grandeur. Truly,   Pestilential Shadows  are black metal classicism  par excellence .

Lo, it's been seven long year's since the band's last full-length, the widely celebrated  Ephemeral , but now   Pestilential Shadows  arrive in a cursed world with  Revenant . Here, they delve into the core themes that have always been at the heart of the band’s work: namely, the grand reaper DEATH and the many possible pathways that death leads the mortal flesh upon, to its rest and unrest. Inspired by the riddle "What is dead that doesn't die?,"  Revenant  likewise offers many sonic/spiritual pathways of death, decay, pestilence, and putrefaction

As suggested by its namesake,  Revenant  is the unclean spirit who returns after death, re-animated with the foul breath of death; DEATH leads its conquest into the ground and then raises the hapless soul from the grave, to endure an afterlife of unrest and ghostly torment. Suitably, each individual song here sees   Pestilential Shadows  explore the planes of our existence and the numerous incarnations of death. The album's seamless and flowing rise-and-fall vividly illustrate its themes, presenting black metal in a plausibly professional manner without sacrificing any of the church-burning fire that so ignited the early '90s.  Revenant , then, is refreshing in its equally modern/timeless contours: darkness unbound!

Completing the totality of  Revenant  is its haunting cover artwork, especially commissioned and predominantly created by Greallach with additional artworks by Balam, which intertwines with the album’s lyrics to illustrate imposing landscapes and scenes of pestilential horror from each of the songs. It's a suitably epic comeback for   Pestilential Shadows  as they once again assume their throne - long may they reign!

Hear the full sounds of that epic comeback exclusively   HERE , courtesy of Black Metal Promotion. Preorder info for the CD version can be found   HERE , while preorder info for the tape version can be found   HERE . Aforementioned cover art and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Pestilential Shadows' Revenant
1. Procession of Souls [7:30]
2. Hunter and Reaper [6:46]
3. Twilight Congregation [7:35]
4. The Sword of Damocles [5:14]
5. Revenant [7:12]
6. Beneath the Dying Stars [9:15]


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