June 2, 2012

Zuriaake - Afterimage of Autumn - Winter Mirage

Zuriaake's Afterimage of Autumn from 2007 is available on the Pest Productions Bandcamp. This is shimmering black metal. Beautiful melancholic melodies carried by hypnotic riffing and underlined with dynamic bass lines. Vocals that range from keening cries to cavernous croaks. And a unique pagan/ethnic atmosphere created by the use of (sampled?) traditional Chinese instruments and samples of nature sounds. Here are reviews from The Metal Archives and From the Dust Returned

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Winter Mirage is a re-release of the bonus disc to the limited edition of Afterimage of Autumn. The first track is raw and aggressive keyboard laced Scandinavian black metal. The second has a fascinating theme featuring a plucked string instrument, that segues into pummeling double bass aggression, and tops it with nature samples! The Bandcamp tells us that Zuriaake will release a new album this year, I am so looking forward to that.

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  1. AnonymousJune 02, 2012

    Fuck yes. I'm a huge fan of Pest Productions. Just wrote a review of Deep Mountains this morning!


    1. Damn, that's the second Deep Mountains recommends in like 5 minutes. I definitely need to check them out.

      Stellar review.