FUNERAL STORM - Arcane Mysteries LP
Featuring members from Hellenic scene legends Varathron, FUNERAL STORM deliver truly ancient - and truly authentic - Greek Black Metal in the most classic early '90s style, full of mysticism and might.
Since signing with HELLS HEADBANGERS, FUNERAL STORM promptly set to work on their first full-length record. Ever aptly titled Arcane Mysteries, the album proudly and poignantly delivers 43 minutes of atmospheric tartaric black metal in the vein of the old Hellenic scene, inspired by sorcery, magic, and myths. Indeed, FUNERAL STORM are ancient souls, eschewing the nowadays trends of dissonant non-songwriting and cavernous obfuscation in favor of traditionally epic and dynamic songcraft, reverent to the old Hellenic gods whilst forging terrain all their own, all wrapped in a robust production that powerfully captures the trio's overt physicality - and indeed, THAT classic pulse. Arcane Mysteries is truly a record that brims with a timeless atmosphere - truly, one of arcane mysteries - and safely avoids lazy "throwback status" due to the inclusion of scene veteran Necroabyssious on vocals and the era-authentic, ever-mystical synths, handled by both Wampyrion and Arcania. In short, it's an album more than worthy of the legendary early '90s wave of Greek black metal.
To further underline those classic ties, Arcane Mysteries features two special guests: Eskarth of fellow HELLS HEADBANGERS labelmates AGATUS performed the solo and acoustic guitars on "Martyr of the Lake," and The Magus of Necromantia/Prinicipality Of Hell composed, recorded, mixed, and mastered "Wandering Through The Abyss." Completed by awe-inspiring cover artwork courtesy of Markus Vesper (Denial Of God, Manilla Road, Attic), FUNERAL STORM triumphantly prove that the past is alive...in fact, more than ever!
Limited edition of 400 copies on olive green/aqua blue swirl vinyl. Comes with an insert – HELLS HEADBANGERS 2019