Friday, August 31, 2012

Cicadan - "Mother" (2012)

CICADAN "Mother"

Year: 2012
Genre: Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal
Country: Australia

Track List:
  1. Day
  2. Dusk
  3. Night (Dendronic Pessimism)
"Cicadan is the solo project of Shamus Toomath. The music protests for radical environmentalism and defence of indigenous rights in order to forge a deeper understanding of the hostile, yet beautiful Australian environment. In spirit, Cicadan is eco-anarchistic, with atavistic motives stemming from the rich indigenous knowledge of the area. However, Cicadan is not a nature-worship band. No gods, no masters"

As of now, this LP is available only on bandcamp, but a physical release will be available through Eternal Warfare Records in October. "Mother" has been reviewed several times, so I suggest you to read this review by Heathen Harvest before downloading (I don't think I'd be able to write a better review). As for me, my only problem with this release is that there's too little actual metal and too much ambient/acoustic parts. Anyway, it's a very promising debut, and I'm pleased to know that the founder of Cicadan reads my blog. Recommended to everyone who loves Cascadian stuff.