November 27, 2011

Æsahættr - Æsahættr

Æsahættr is one-man band from Canada that plays black metal inspired by Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Lovers of the books will recognize song titles like "The Sundering Blade of Bolvangar" and "The Fury of the Panserbjørn" - and Æsahættr itself is off course The Suble Knife, a knife with a blade so fine it can rip through the fabric between the worlds.

The music is atmospheric black metal with pained croaks buried under layers of riffing. The closing epic "Teleutaia Makhaira" ends with a long rainfall outro that is very calming. The review< from Cvlt Nation (no longer up) somehow missed the Philip Pullman connection entirely.

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