Manage episode 372682052 series 2830639
HEAR YE, HEAR YE! We've come to that most hideous and crippling time of year where your intrepid hosts take a couple weeks off for the summer. TBMG is moving and TDMG is learning Mortician's "Hacked Up For Barbecue" in its entirety on guitar, so we're gonna take a quick break before once again commencing the mayhem. Before that, though, we've got an episode for ya: this time with two opposing takes on a sort of fantastical, folk-inspired black metal with fascinating similarities amidst their considerable contrast.
First up is the debut record by Gromoverzh, a one-man project headed by Stringsskald (Temnozor, Walknut, Nitberg, etc.) This record is primarily composed of material written during Stringsskald's time in the first of those listed bands, and it presents a similar yet enlarged approach: symphonic and folk-drenched pagan metal, but now operating on an epic time scale and with a substantial injection of 80s trad metal. TBMG is immediately smitten- TDMG is concerned with the presence of a flute and the lack of gravity blasts. We discuss.
The other side of this episode is dedicated to the return of Moulderyawn, whose gloomy manner of folk/black/dungeon synth pivots drastically toward post-black/screamo territory- but not in a bad way?! While certainly a departure from previous work, careful listening indicates a closer relation to those records than immediately apparent, with the same mouldering (lol) atmosphere and music box synth lines intact, just with a lot more heartwrenching 00's metalcore breakdowns and Orchid riffs. Seriously- it's awesome.
0:00:00 - Intro
0:06:16 - Gromoverzh - Izdrevle (Der Schwarze Tod/Werewolf Promotion)
1:05:17 - Interlude - Elvenking - “Seasonspeech” fr. Heathenreel (AFM Records, 2001)
1:12:48 - Moulderyawn - Wiltress, Queen of Flowers (Rempart Productions)
1:47:53 - Outro - Moulderyawn - “Fruitlessly Overflowing,” fr. Wiltress: Queen of Flowers