Friday, October 14, 2016

Out today: BLACK TABLE - Obelisk

Black Table's debut full-length album Obelisk is out today on Silent Pendulum Records in the US, and Moment of Collapse in Europe.

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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. 

Sumida 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." 

Obelisk was recorded at Backroom Studios, mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Leviathan) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice).

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).

"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."

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

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