_Buried forever in history, vanished into the soil, blasphemy and eternity_?
The most scathing HOWLING WIND album to date, and the most scathing, vicious and primal album that guitarist/vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (he of Unearthly Trance, Thralldom, The Serpentine Path and one of the most underrated and prominent musicians in the underground today) has been involved with, _Of Babalon? sees THE HOWLING WIND (also comprised of ALDEBARAN drummer/vocalist Tim _Parasitic? Call as the band's other half) unleash their most searing work yet. An album in which Lipynsky has even dubbed one of his musical triumphs, _Of Babalon? is a genuine black metal vision that hails from the American wastelands, a vision which paints an ominous picture of the fall and destruction of mankind. A continuation of the themes and visions explored with their previous albums, _Pestilence & Peril? and _Into The Cryosphere? respectively, _Of Babalon? is a further exploration and examination of the religious, occult, and metaphysical. Where _Into The Cryosphere? was that mirror where the downfall of mankind was reflected through a kingdom of ice, _Of Babalon? is that unholy reflection through a kingdom of blood and fire.