Vanad Varjud – Dismal Grandeur In Nocturnal Aura
Estonia’s Vanad Varjud play a very, very depressive, blackened and atmospheric style of black metal, it’s sure to leave the listener in a depressive-laden state of insanity.
There are only four songs on here, but the average length is about several plus minutes, and so many elements of misery and sorrow can be found in every part of their songwriting. The chill-invoking, cold wind-like synths and pipe organ passages on “Dismal Grandeur In Nocturnal Aura” give Vanad Varjud’s songs such a grey and morbid feel to them. The raspy to the agonizingly screamed out vocals also adds a more horrific depth to this album.
“Gloomy Sunday” has got to be the most saddening and suicidal song, with its glimpse into a dark, dark mindset, where the void is king and death is forever. Not to sound too fucking depressed here, but the heart tearing emotions this bunch creates is not something to be taken lightly on this song.
If you want to die listening to a song, “Gloomy Sunday” is the track to play while you stab yourself countless times in the heart, in the name of the most ancient one. Check it out and feel extremely cold… while you die. Satanath Records Sarjoo Devani
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