Tuesday, December 9, 2008

OCTOBER FALLS - The Womb of Primordial Nature CD review

OCTOBER FALLS - The Womb of Primordial Nature CD
Moribund Records

Have you ever stood near a window or maybe out on your porch during a thunder storm? Trust me it's an incredibly enjoyable experience. There's that peaceful sound of the rain falling and then suddenly this explosion of thunder rips apart the night. Then the calm of the rain returns but soon enough that boom returns. I love that shit. It frightens the crap out of alot of people but not me. This release gives me the same sensations to an extent. OCTOBER FALLS (aka: main man Mikko Lehto) combines folk textures with the monolithic bombardment of Black Metal to your senses. Peaceful interludes of acoustic guitar are suddenly shattered by violent yet melodic guitar and drum assaults. Acid drenched vocals cry out over the musical supremacy being pounded out. This stuff is epic and powerful as is with nature.

There's only four cuts on The Womb of Primordial Nature and they are represented by Roman numerals I, II, III, and IV. Obviously Mikko Lehto spent more time composing the lengthy cuts and not song titles. Be that as it may the beast is loose amongst the sleeping babes. And as it creeps along from crib to crib it rips apart each one with savagery and harshness that is equal to anything in nature. It's also a theme which I like to see going on in the present Black Metal genre. Instead of "Hail Fuckin Satan", I'm hearing more bands and artists create music that's nature themed. Obviously some people realize that humanity is out of it's league when it comes to the power and awe of the onslaught of the elements. Listening to The Womb of Primordial Nature reminds us all that it's not wise to run naked out in a thunderstorm.


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