Got a ton of love for this. In fact I played it multiple times a day until Bandcamp told me to pony up for it. It has a majesty to it that only K. Morgan and the mighty Rekevics could bring you.
Favorite track: Realm Of Sacrifice.
VANUM is a new band formed by two of America’s most respected underground black metal musicians, namely K. Morgan of ASH BORER and M. Rekevics of FELL VOICES/VORDE/VILKACIS. Throughout the years, with their own respective bands (namely Ash Borer and Fell Voices), the two like-minded musicians have had a comradeship with each other by sharing split releases and touring together. With VANUM, this marks the first time both musicians have actually collaborated musically together. With the goal of creating a certain expression of dark atmospheric music with each album, the debut VANUM album treads the ground for those familiar with Morgan and Rekevics’ respective repertoires; that of creating some of the most stirring and mesmerizing black metal coming out today. The VANUM debut album features some of the strongest material each musician has ever created and will be recognized as one of the most respected black metal releases of the year.
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21st century death metal has a tough job getting "the hook" right. Brutality, technicality: there is no secret formula to that first 60 seconds but "immediate" is one tack the bold employ, and cratsmen as skilled as BI reap rewards with it. An absolute masterclass in how to deliver a debut full-length, _Starspawn_ stands among maybe half a dozen DM records that offer the same what-the-fuck-is-this? feeling that _Altars of Madness_ had upon its releease 30 years ago. Paul Schwarz