Eschatology (SWE) – Eschatology DIGI-CD
Featuring the members J.K. (Craft) and B.L. (Mordbrand, God Macabre [live]) both on guitar & bass and M.S. (Medico Peste, Over the Voids, Mgła [live]) on vocals & drums, ESCHATOLOGY indeed carry high expectations for a brand-new entity. The prime directive is raw, no-frills black metal, and the band rise to the occasion across the four-song/27-minute Eschatology. It would be reasonable (and at least halfway accurate) to characterize this ESCHATOLOGY as a sonic summation of the members’ other ongoing bands, but on evidence of their debut mini-album, this entity are striving toward a parallel realm of experience where shards of old & archaic black metal are re-arranged in darker and more dazzling shapes. Their songs are stout yet swirling, pounding with presence but fully enraptured within the moment, hooks mined and then malformed, and the overall attack retaining the requisite rawness and yet never hiding behind it. No, Eschatology absolutely CONFRONTS the listener with its world-eating ways, and then proceeds to devour that listener whole…as in, a black hole.
No niches, no capes, no fun: This is ESCHATOLOGY. The past and present are on fire, and those flames are coming for you.