The time has come for the first notes of ‘The Grim Muse’ to sound and haunt. Paired with the visuals conjured by Humbug.tv (Sigihl), these are meant to accompany the vigil of the new In Twilight’s Embrace album. You have been warned.
After two EP releases, and a debut album that wiped the boundaries of the black metal genre and brought the band to a firm and clear position at the crossroads of avant-garde, psychedelia, primitive trance-inducing black metal, and a modern approach devoid of limitations, Pogavranjen, Croatia’s by far most prominent black metal band, release their second titanic escapade. On Sebi Jesi Meni Nisi, the trademark sound of the band evolved into something truly terrifying.
Veterans of Croatian extreme music use primordial negativity and blackness of bleak modern existence to painfully stomp a 42 minute long march through wastelands of rancid psyche fueled by complete lack of hope. Through disgust and bewildering bestiality, Pogavranjen present the dawn of a new era of originality by painting the blackest of landscapes.
While being endlessly negative, ugly and malevolent, Sebi Jesi Meni Nisi strikes with its progressive and meditative elements. It is an album which emanates a macabre deathly glow, as well as ambitious freshness. Its visonary construction and virtuose musicianship echo through the avant-garde black metal underground.
Album will be released in two color versions; white – 200 copies and white/black haze – 100 copies.
It is time. ‘The Grim Muse’, the third opus of In Twilight’s Embrace will be unleashed on 15th September via Arachnophobia Records.
With its release planned for this summer’s final days, ‘The Grim Muse’ contains the band’s most introspective material to date. At the same time, the album finds In Twilight’s Embrace at the peak of ferocity and restlessness. Captured by bass player Marcin Rybicki at his own Left Hand Sound, the record showcases the rabid take on Death Metal, a dismal sense of melody and advance into ever darker territories. Driven by bitterness, disillusion and doubt, ‘The Grim Muse’ is the defining work of In Twilight’s Embrace. The venture is about to begin.
‘Into the dark we wander, With torches in hands Yet no god in our hearts’
Cover artwork by Robert A. von Ritter, layout by Kontamination Design. The album will be available in a classic jewelcase CD format.