Drowning the Light - From the Abyss (2LP)
Drowning the Light return from the void with this dark opus of medieval sorrow and cruelty.
The Varcolaci has awakened and after 3 years in the making "From the Abyss" is ready to reignite a Promethean flame in the hearts and minds of those who have tasted the end and those willing to embrace the new tide.
This album is very much DTL but also something new, like a serpent shedding it's skin, DTL has cast these 13 spells with more venomous majesty then ever before!
Be baptized in the primordial waters, let them wash off the stench of humanity, ascend deeper and rise farther down, until the darkness and you become one... Dark, epic, melancholic and medieval Black Metal!
- From Old Mountains to Lost Seas
- Drink the Blood of the Sun (Varcolaci Awakens)
- Below the Horizon He Stalks
- From the Abyss
- Secrets of the Darkest Spells
- Cursed Voyage
- Apparitions in the Distant Woodlands
- Rise! Under Satans Mighty Horns
- The Return of Medieval Sorrow
- Despoiler of the World We Know
- Sic Itur ad Astra
- The Inverted Ascension
- Sinking into the Void
The album kicks off with an almost 3 minutes intro oriented to the medieval ambient music that was done during the early and mid-1990s, especially in the Northern Europe, making us forget that Drowning The Light come from the hot lands of Australia. It may not be totally perceptible in the beginning of this new album, but with this release, Drowning The Light have left behind a major amount of their depressive vein and they are embracing an epic musical path that was already timidly listened in "Oceans Of Eternity" - however, they are keeping their obscure style. Even more, we can find some moments that are slightly oriented to a rock sound followed by a melodic line comprised by a thin lead guitar in "Below the Horizon He Stalks" - nevertheless, this track takes a progressive shape making the listeners crawl into a black metal soundscape which is finalized by a folk section intoned by a flute. This folk approach is something that will be heard during the album in some specific moments originating a brilliancy that perhaps wasn't expected at all. - Against Magazine 4/5