TAR-IM-DUINATH “The Burning Bridges”

TAR-IM-DUINATH
“The Burning Bridges”
(Cult Of Parthenope)

Battle Helm Rating

This is a double disc release. If I have understood it right the first part represents the past, chaos and mayhem while the second part is more at peace with Mother Earth. The first part “Randir” is black metal of a very angst ridden kind. Like an existential struggle with life, the whats and whats not. Slow in tempo it slowly cuts its way through the debris that is human existence. You can really feel the anxiety listening to this part. The “Bare Boughs” part is more he calm after the storm. When you come out of your tornado shelters and inspect the mayhem that the storm has caused. Although sad in tone there is a linger light of hope somewhere in there. Not everything is total darkness. This is an album that should be listened to in one sitting even though it does work as two different entities too. An album for every mode of the evening. It took me by storm. I didn’t quite expect this album to be the sort of emotional roller coaster ride it has been. But it did leave me with a positive feeling in the end. Anders Ekdahl

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