Very dark, cold and atmospheric black metal manifest, where the right accents are set on the right positions, so that this music never can get bored. And what for a great cover artwork. Brilliant album!
Favorite track: Fragments.
2013 marked the tenth anniversary of Pestilential Shadows, one of Australian black metal’s longest running and most revered forces in the underground. After a decade of darkness Séance Records now unleashes their fifth full-length album, ‘Ephemeral.’
‘Ephemeral’ retains Pestilential Shadow’s signature poetic heaviness and melody but twists the dagger deeper into the soul. It is gritty and raw, driven by heart-wrenching emotion and fathomless despair. It quickens the blood with bitter poison and, like its namesake, reminds us that life is fleeting - merely a transitory state between birth, death, and nothingness. So, as surely as the scythe falls indiscriminately on young and old, rich and poor, know that death touches us all. We are ‘Ephemeral.’