Frater Ximenes Is Dead – “Demo II” – [Fragile Branch]
Dark ambient synth, samples, reverb,and Black Metal.
Honestly pretty relaxing… (track 1 weird and meditative) until it isn’t (track 2 devastative and weird).
Dreary drones, chanting, no fidelity grinding and churning with vomitous expulsions of sick, samples, conjuring(?), and then… bird-song. Self described “Ritual Black Metal” by this disturbed and disturbing two-piece. Limited to 66 copies, a quantity that would make it difficult to refute any claim to the “cvlt” moniker. That’s right, have a “scare quote” or two, but at the end of the day it is night… and that is the only appropriate time to listen to this sinister cassette from Fragile Branch Records.
Campania/Calabria Italy – 2013
you heard it 10 times on kfjc! most recently:
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