4 years ago
Selenite - 'Final Reckoning'
From the album 'Mahasamadhi' - Out October 21st on Seance Records
Symphonic Black Metal & Funeral Doom find their apotheosis in Selenite's massive (and massively meditative) debut album, 'Mahasamadhi'. Shimmering and sumptuous but imbued with a spiritually/physically dense heft, 'Mahasamadhi' towers over the listener, beckoning a plunge - willing or otherwise - into its murky, majestic depths. Written and recorded entirely by Stefan Traunmüller (90's symphonic black metal act Golden Dawn), Selenite's opening salvo arguably perfects the man's vision of the ultimate in all-consuming funereal doom-death. Its sometimes-unscalable soundwalls are built upon recognizable textures from funeral doom.
and doom-death, but rarely does Mahasamadhi sound merely like "funeral doom" or just "doom-death".
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