WRATHPRAYER - The Sun Of Moloch... CD
Recognizing Black Metal’s propensity for spiritual depth as opposed to its tendency toward antagonistic angst, Wrathprayer attempt on this album to achieve something grander than mere recitation of their music. “The Sun of Moloch” carries with it the weight of ceremony. Even the minor imperfections left in the recording evoke a sense of trance and chaotic abandon rather than ineptitude. Wrathprayer perfectly balance the simplistic evil of their sound with a sophisticated and intricate ability to conceive songs. Each riff woven together into a composite whole and each song, in turn, fitting together to create a ghastly image. It is also clear that Wrathprayer understand the virtue of presenting their music in a suitable context. To that end, the band retained the services of two of the most important artists active in the underground at this time. The cover art, executed by the inimitable Denis Forkas, is arguably among the most impressive pieces to ever adorn any metal album. Two additional exquisite etching pieces by Manuel Tinnemans are also included with this album, the packaging of which is every bit as powerful as the sonic manifestations possessed within. Hallucinatory revelation as the blade caresses flesh in ritualistic embrace. The regal Sun of Moloch burns the blood-drenched soil.