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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE: Kval - "Harhainen"

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 2, 2017 Under: Song/Video Premieres
UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE:
Self-titled album by Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal act "KVAL" to be released this summer!
June 2, 2017

Hypnotic Dirge Records will be releasing the self-titled album Kval from the Finnish Black Metal act on July 27! Kval - translating to "anguish" in English - is a rebirth of the former project Khaossos active since 2012 and releasing two albums and two splits. The debut album under the moniker Kval is a re-recording and re-imagining of the Khaossos album "Kuolonkuu" originally released in 2015. Every instrument has been re-recorded with greater detail and there are vast improvements to the mix - creating a much richer and more atmospheric sound. The album will be presented in a 6 panel digipack and shirts and stickers will also be available.

You can listen to the track "Harhainen" from the album right now courtesy of Apoch's Metal Review​ at the link below which also includes a brief interview with the band founder and main instrumentalist!



Streaming Kval track "Harhainen"

"As the broken wheel of life, emptiness, and chaos turns, the burden of sorrow can be so heavy that it brings any grown man to its knees. Kval, like a thick fog prevailing over an ancient forest, carries the last pangs of hope below this ominous landscape. 

Cold guitars and tortured screams roll over slow-bleeding drum patterns like walls of icy wind, only interrupted from time to time by a short interlude. This 43-minute full-length album is articulated around four massive songs, ranging from 6 to over 10 minutes each, and rounded with three minimalistic ambient songs. 

Originally released under the name Khaossos in 2015, this one-man project's debut album from Finland has been re-recorded, and was given a new artwork (courtesy Moonroot Art), thus carrying more than ever the purity and vacuity of atmospheric black metal. …Let yourself be carried away. 
For fans of Burzum, Forgotten Woods​, and Mortualia​."

Links:
Kval Profile
Kval Facebook

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Tags: kval  atmospheric black metal  khaossos  finnish black metal  northern black metal  cold black metal  burzum  mortualia   

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