Monday, October 10, 2016

BLACK TABLE + Noisey

"Jarringly intense new album inspired by mythology, suffering, and depression... Mixed by Billy Anderson and mastered by Colin Marston, Obelisk elevates the atmospheric black metal tag, stripping away the semi-genre's assumed lightweight prettiness in favor of unapologetic aggression and a solid understanding of the cruciality of heaviness."
–Noisey

"Black/death/doom/self-loathing-core... Sun-dimming atrocity."
–Decibel

"Proggy, blackened metal... like a puddle of boiled oil, full of broken glass."

–MetalSucks

Black Table's debut full-length Obelisk is now streaming in full via Noisey.

Listen, here:
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/the-primordial-woe-of-black-tables-obelisk

Led by the gut-wrenching screams of frontwoman powerhouse Mers Sumida, Black Table presents a version of extreme music that twists, turns, weaves, and unravels. On Obelisk, black metal anguish and post-rock atmospheres collude in new and thrilling ways. As Noisey's Kim Kelly states, "Obelisk elevates the atmospheric black metal tag, stripping away the semi-genre's assumed lightweight prettiness in favor of unapologetic aggression and a solid understanding of the cruciality of heaviness."

Sumida, who possesses some of the most convincing vocals in metal, and whom Noisey brands "a fearsome talent," says new album Obelisk is a concept album, dealing with "depression as a human condition, explored through the mythologies of various cultures, like Aztec, Mohawk Indian and European literature." 

Recorded at Backroom Studios, mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Leviathan) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), the album comes out this Friday, October 14th, on Silent Pendulum Records in the US, and Moment of Collapse Records in Europe.

US pre-order:

https://silentpendulumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/obelisk-black-table-spr008

Drummer Michael Kadnar and bassist DJ Scully are both members of the reformed The Number Twelve Looks Like You; Kadnar also drums for German act Downfall of Gaia).