Ancient, thundering darkness is upon this monday for we are start this week with ICHOR. I know what you are thinking: Is that Thor? Nay. It must be the almighty Zeus! Nay. For ICHOR whispers of the old ones from the Slavic regions...and this be Perun. Boom! We all learned something. Let us not forget the metal and these looming tracks of blackened power takes hold of the air and shakes the soil. GOD OF THUNDER GOD OF WAR is upon us.
Right out the obsidian gates comes Spectres Of The Woods and it is glorious. Sorrow and static churn in the air as we call to the old haunts hiding in the timbers, to protect us from the night. This track only escalates and builds like that of a coming storm. By the end, one is left awestruck...and this is only the first track of a creation that hope bears more. No lyrics to offer from my searches however I find this vocalist easier to understand than some causing these tracks to become even more riveting.
Yaga's Tomb references the old, deformed witch of Russian folklore called Baba Yaga, a creature known moreso than some from the same region (not to mention it is delicious dark track). All in all, ICHOR has surprised and enthralled me with their heavy, raw ways. Give this album a whirl if you want something cloaked in madness, radiating dreams of ancient things.
May this week be filled with so many dark gifts. /,,/
THE MAD BARRON
The Source Of The Metal