I mentioned Tolkien-inspired Metal last week and, coupled with the fantasy kick I seem to be on in all aspects, this seemed like a golden opportunity to showcase Erebos. There should be some out there already familiar with this solo artist however this album marks big change in the previous intrumental only trend: vocals. Partnering with a member from Armorer (who is now on my radar) these two fantastic wraiths have created a stellar album.
A Flame That Pierces With A Deadly Cold harbors epic tracks that sunder and swell as if a volcano and a tsunami were colliding, straight CATACLYSMIC. The showcase track for this week will be Whirlwinds of Flame however do give the rest of the album a listen. The Onslaught of Morgoth lures you in with a mystical beginning before thundering down upon you with unrelenting with broad, enchanting power. Of Dusk and Dawn marches onward with riveting riffs and resounding wails. And, of course, there is that sweet, sweet album art to tempt you should you resist. JUST LOOK AT IT! IT. IS. AWESOME!
Do some digging on Erebos on your own. Since fantasy is always about the mystery and adventure, let this week, and artists, bring you some spice to your routine. Until next week, press play, turn up the volume, and let the sound bolster your spirit. /,,/
THE MAD BARRON
The Source Of The Metal