Really obscure, suffocating and agonizing. The riffs are very awesome and vibrant, the atmosphere purely dark and atrocious. Vocals are great and the ambience is very nocturnal and sinister. Excellent.
From the darkest recesses of Numinas’ (KROHM) fevered mind come four tracks of grim, pathogenic Black Metal art. Forged in coalition with his trusty acolytes Death (DRAWN & QUARTERED) and Nihilist (ex-ABAZAGORATH), "Blood Revelations" - the debut EP of VETUS OBSCURUM - escorts the listener in vivo on a journey through ancient woods to the palace of untimely death. Traverse the blood-soaked woodland, beneath a superstitious moon, darkness overtaking night and eerie chants growing louder / shriller. Huddled together in fear, nameless beings strain desperately to claim precious heat from the campfire, but all is consumed by the irresistible cold – as soon they too shall be. Observe the inane utterances of wordless voices and stare forlornly into the gleaming eyes of insanity. Cower meekly as gathering storms of ancient darkness wash away the blood of Christ to herald a new Kingdom. Accept the remedy; embrace the antidote to humanity.
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I discovered a lot of excellent German black metal in 2019 and one of the bands which I have to recommend insistently is WALLFAHRER. Their style is dynamic and powerful, but also melodic and enthralling. Dramatic, epic, atmospheric songs, a good portion of catchiness and a whiff of poetry in best German tradition are admirable features of this first class debut with just the right sound! H.L.