Nordvargr returns to Cyclic Law with yet another crushing offering that follows in the footsteps of it’s highly acclaimed predecessor "Metempsychosis” and develops the sound even further. Daath was recorded back to back with MZ. 412´s "Svartmyrkr" and the creative maelstrom that infused that masterpiece also can be heard in Nordvargr´s solo efforts. The ambient parts have been put in the backseat in order to make way for heavy percussion, stringed and bowed instrumentation and thundering vocals delivered with serious intent. The title refers to the false sephira which also can be interpreted as the great abyss that needs to be crossed in order to attain higher knowledge; a fitting analogy for the ordeals that took place during the composition of this album as well as a perfect symbol of the new sound and direction of Nordvargr's creative universe.
CD Edition of 500 copies in 6 panel Matt Laminated Digisleeve UPC: 694536562684
Special LP Edition of 100 copies, Matt Laminated sleeve with printed Inner Sleeve on Black & White Vinyl. UPC: 694536562738
Standard Edition LP of 200 copies, Matt Laminated sleeve with printed Inner Sleeve on Black Vinyl. UPC: 694536562677
I often drive at night, and this album makes me feel like I'm on my way to the latest crime scene. Some psycho killer is on the loose, and I'm losing sleep over trying to catch him. I need this case solved! A fantastic album! Travis Wickline
Hard to say if it is as good as or better than Yog-Sothoth (probably the further).
A very good back to shape album when compared to the not so good Shub-Niggurath from last year.
Listening to this feels like following a stranger in the streets who walks into places you would not expect (or want to go).
One detail I highly appreciate in this recording is the background vinyl sound effect. Forto Reibus.