Saturday, December 7, 2013

Volahn - Dimensiónes del Trance Kósmico

By Dave Schalek.. Volahn, a member of the Black Twilight Circle, is a one man project from California with a single full-length album, Dimensiónes del Trance Kósmico. Originally released on cassette in 2008, Crepusculo Negro recently gave the album a release on Bandcamp.
By Dave Schalek.


Volahn, a member of the Black Twilight Circle, is a one man project from California with a single full-length album, Dimensiónes del Trance Kósmico. Originally released on cassette in 2008, Crepúsculo Negro recently gave the album a release on Bandcamp.

Consisting of low-fi, tremelo picked, fast black metal, Dimensiónes del Trance Kósmicoo, a descendant of the Norwegian Second Wave, sounds as if it was released in the mid ‘90s. Lots of fast riffing, an intentionally low-fi, thin production, and plenty of blastbeats typify the songwriting approach, but Volahn also very wonderfully incorporates Spanish guitar pieces into his music. These pieces provide, for example, both a very pleasing intro and outro to the album, as well as periodically appearing throughout the album. The acoustical passages are revealing; I suspect that Volahn has a musical background with classical influences. A very light application of keyboards also appears on tracks such as “Soledad En Despertar”, an album standout.


Tagged with 2008, black metal, Crepúsculo Negro, Dave Schalek, Volahn
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