180g vinyl edition. First press with exclusive slipcase!
A 50-minute work broken into nine songs but unified as one winding, widescreen composition, Venenare shows KRATER at the height of their all-too-considerable powers, a blinding and windswept vortex of sumptuous songcraft and passionate execution. Motifs slice and dice, blast and race with a grace that's simply stunning, as melodic counterplay runs riot with a proud 'n' powerful assertion of classic metal sensibility. KRATER's contours here undeniably exude a sleek and urban quality, but with abstracted hints of their pagan past subtly woven in to the soundfield, the result is staunchly second-wave black metal bravely recast for the 21st century. Venenare is thus timeless, yet forward-thinking all the same.
Re-amping, analog Mix and Master by Greg Chandler at Priory recording studios, UK (www.prioryrecordingstudios.co.uk). Cover and illustrations by Misanthropic-Art (misanthropic-art.com).
2. Prayer for Demise
Zwischen den Worten
4. Stellar Sparks
5. When Thousand Hearts
6. Atmet Asche
No Place for You
||Solid gatefold sleeve, A2 poster, black inner-sleeve with poly-lining, dropcard for the digital album
||November 15th, 2019