ZALMOXIS stands for storming and epic German Black Metal. Still early days, this concurrent project of Fortress of the Olden Days mainman Entheogen has so far released two demos – the latter of which, Pralayic Beheading, was released by brother label HARVEST OF DEATH. These early works suggested a restless soul steeped in the ancients, black metal of a most medieval vintage.
Now ZALMOXIS strikes back with an ambitious 25-minute single track ominously bearing the title A Nocturnal Emanation. A none-more-apt description of its contents if there ever was one, here Entheogen patiently builds an ethereal-yet-thick fog of sorcerous swirl, its strangely alluring spell drowning the listener in dissonace and dislocated melody. And yet, despite its grandiose length, A Nocturnal Emanation manages to engage at every step, each one rife with grim abandon and on the verge of self-combustion but then righting itself into a surprising twist of texture. This misty ‘n’ mystical landscape beckons complete immersion…dare you enter?
Mastered at Trollhouse Studios by Henri Sorvali (Moonsorrow)