Formed back in 1995, the band spent some years building its proper style in a mix of incredible metal heaviness and massive hardcore slowness, this all twisted by a deep sense of how melodies are supposed to sounds in hell.
Apokryphon is the new project by Zorgh, Darkspace founding member and bassist. This new band has nothing to do with Darkspace, hence it would be inappropriate to make any kind of comparison between the two. Quite the opposite, after twenty years crafting a certain kind of music (and a certain kind of black metal), the Bern-based musician wanted to explore something different, and this is why you should expect a totally distant approach to both themes and sounds. The multi-instrumentalist even chose a new alias for herself, here going by the name of Ophis.
Existing at the forefront of the Polish black metal movement, Blaze Of Perdition return with their fifth full-length, The Harrowing Of Hearts – their most urgent, refined, dynamic and accomplished work to date. Richly layered, it is also their most textured release, and they dive ever deeper into the themes they have been exploring since dropping their debut full-length in 2010, Towards The Blaze Of Perdition. “I would say the new record is to 2017’s Conscious Darkness what [2011’s] The Hierophant was for Towards The Blaze Of Perdition – a continuation of the initial idea, but in more energetic and catchy form. Perhaps more approachable and listener-friendly, but it’s not up to me to decide,” states vocalist Sonneillon. “Although some gothic rock influences could be heard on Conscious Darkness, here we took them out of the shadows and let them shine in the spotlight. It’s also our most collectively written effort so far, with every band member throwing something meaningful to the whole.”
Following up 2017’s weird and wonderful Dysangelium, Inimicus Generis Humani brings a darker, more malevolent and vicious twist to the fore. Listen to the track Disciples of the Whip below and gain an insight into the swirling darkness that is Ensnared.