NARGAROTH - Spectral Visions Of Mental Warfare (DIGIPAK CD)
Germany | Black
This album deals with the hard and sometimes bloody emotional fights, the Faustian struggles and mental antagonism of contradictory strivings of the human nature at the crossroads of madness. The particular songs deal with the desperate attempts to close oneself to ones own truths and contradictions and with mental meanders veiling the self-reflexive quest for the causes of our genesis. This album is (again) no "new way" or style-changing of NARGAROTH, as many people assumed with the "Jahreszeiten" album already. Ash from NARGAROTH just doesn?€_t repeat his emotions and don?€_t creates empty song-shells. Every album he makes will be different - but always stays Nargaroth. He created this album and all the songs included in fidelity to the ideals and values of Black Metal as well as in honouring its traditions, to which he feels committed since 15 years! To honour its legacy, to commemorate it and to remind others is his musical purpose. All the synthesizer pieces were traditionally played by hand and not, as it is common nowadays, generated by computer software programs, which create all those soulless sonic worlds today. According to Ash, synthetic sound spheres like the ones on this album have from its early beginnings been elements of Black Metal in service of the sacral and transcendent. As the antipodes of the rather mundanely oriented guitars they ?€_ not only in the spiritually-mystical sense of an absolute reality ?€_ complete the sound picture which makes Black Metal unique among the musical genres.