Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Skagos & Tomhet - "Himmelszelt" (2008)


SKAGOS & TOMHET "Himmelszelt"

Year: 2008
Genre: Cascadian Black Metal / Dark Ambient
Country: Canada
Label: Woodsmoke prod.

Track List:

Skagos
  1. Apotheosis (and Lo, the Gate of Himmelszelt)
  2. Precession
  3. Orthodox Painted with the Ash of Pine
Tomhet
  1. Epoch
  2. Journey Through the Frozen Forest
  3. Desolate Palace
  4. Gelid
  5. Descension (and thus, Solitude)
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It is a cassette rip, so don't be surpised that the quality of the record isn't perfect (the rip isn't made by me, and I'm too lazy to remove all the hiss). But it's alright anyway.

The "Himmelszelt" split is a first "serious" release by Skagos. Though Skagos is a project by a member of Iskra, it doesn't sound like Iskra at all, it's more resembling Panopticon, WITTR and other Cascadian black metal bands. It's experimental black metal with many acoustic and "folk-ish" parts, and the atmosphere of the record is perfect - that's how green anarchist black metal should sound like.

Tomhet's part of the split is more dark ambient-influenced, in the vein of Velvet Cacoon. I didn't like these track as much as I like Skagos' part, but they're good anyway. It's like feelings of a man alone at night in a winter forest, expressed in sound. Hope you like it.

3 comments :

  1. hey why's it say wheels within wheels not Tomhet?


    Wheels Within Wheels

    1. Epoch
    2. Journey Through the Frozen Forest
    3. Desolate Palace
    4. Gelid
    5. Descension (and thus, Solitude)

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  2. Oh shi--... Fixed, thanks for pointing me to it.

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  3. Hello, is it possible to find this tape anywhere ?? Or is this relase limited?

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