Night Beheaded – ENTER EARTH
13 € CD
March 4, 2022
Ultra matte gatefold 350 gram reverse board, interior black flood. Edition of 100.
10 € Cassette
Limited edition of 50.
The debut full length from antifascist black metal/ black ambient witch coven, Night Beheaded. Featuring the dark ambient soundscaping of B.S.s. (Common Eider King Eider, Curse All Kings), Enter Earth offers 5 tracks of pummeling and ferocious atmospheric black metal in the vein of Passage D’hiver, Mare Cognitum, L’Acephale, and early Wolves In The Throne Room, contrasted with moments of beautiful and sorrowful arrangements featuring viola, organ, and voice, that combine modern composition with the very saddest and bleakest of dungeon synth.
Primative. Raw. Hallucinatory. But what places Night Beheaded apart, is its unique organic phrasing, almost as if the music were inhaling and exhaling, like watching a sleeping animal breathe in moonlight. The guitar phrases expand and contract with complete autonomy….
There is no 4/4 riff to latch onto, no laws of time signature, but a swirling cyclic assault that one must give oneself over to. The guitars and voice fold and unfold, each to their own unique cycle through an impenetrable fog of reverb and distortion while the drums discard the concept of fills and flair and focus solely on delivering a barrage of blast beats. Each new song slightly faster and more frantic than the last. Each delivery more ferocious and more unconsolably angry than the last.
This is hallucinatory black metal. This is anarchistic and apocalyptic witchcraft black metal that celebrates chaos and offers oneself and one’s intentions to the void. This music demands participation. It demands an accomplice. Lyrical content was derived by divinatory means using “Baedan – A Queer Journal of Heresy” and “Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!” by Freddy Perlman. From our imposed separation from the animal world, to welcoming ancestral guidance, to inversion practices in order to dismantle capitalism and patriarchy – magickal attack is written and spoken between the lines and imagination and action encouraged. This is harrowing and utterly brutal antifascist black metal.
Mastered at Spirit Cave by L. Ennsen.