Bud Metal Records proudly presents the new E.P. from Kabexnuv, "Crypt of the Black Solar Order." Consisting of all new Kabexnuv offerings to Thoth and the Black Sun, this raw atmospheric black metal is full of grim and cold emanations from the Black Solar Order.
"Caverns of Wewelsburg" was written and recorded on the day after the Blood Moon Eclipse on 9/28/2015, in ritual fashion with first takes only and no overdubs. Appears in physical form exclusively on the upcoming "Hammerstorm Vol 5" compilation CD from Barbatos Productions.
"Occultum Lux ad Infinitum" and "Infinitum Lux Occultum" are sister improvisational rituals recorded on the Summer Solstice 2015 in one take. One guitar and drums. An experiment with two songs from one shared drum track.
"The digital EP opens with Caverns Of Wewelsburg, which was recorded on September 28th 2015 at Odin’s Den Studio, the day after the blood moon eclipse. Caverns Of Wewelsburg comes with no overdubbing, but it consists of first recording takes. And FYI: this track was initially recorded for presenting this outfit on the latest Hammerstorm sampler by Barbatos Productions. This track lasts for almost eight minutes and you do hear the un-dubbed performance, for it does sound so raw and unpolished yet, at the same time organic and natural. There is a level of occultism that covers the whole experience, but I think the track sounds little more oppressive and pounding than the material on the split with Dol Guldur. It’s not the sound alone that gives me this impression, yet the vocal lines (so grim, so haunting) and the epic melody structures too are of importance to define this feeling. Actually, there is more Mayhem in this track than Avitas!
Both other songs are instrumental ‘improvisational rituals’ recorded in one single take at last year’s Summer Solstice, defined as ‘an experiment with two songs from one shared drum track’ (cf. the digital page). Occultum Lux Ad Infinitum and Infinitum Lux Occultum are like occult, transcendental, ritual, mesmerizing and magic-cosmic aural creations, the first one being quite hypnotic, the second one rather dwelling within spheres of apocalyptic and post-industrial eeriness, including a hateful funereal touch of timeless misanthropy. Despite lacking of vocals, there is… well, actually, I do not miss vocal lines this time, and that means something. The instrumental execution speaks for itself, and I do like the tongue, the unspoken language… Listen carefully and you’ll get the message anyhow…85/100"
Ivan Tibos, Concreteweb.be
Full review here: concreteweb.be/reviews/kabexnuv
"Kabexnuv creates another recording that is very true to raw occult black metal while also getting more atmospheric this time around, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Ancient Aryan Occultism that also shows Vedic and Hyperborean roots which also has a touch of Blavatsky and the Thule Society philosophies. In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kabexnuv and if you are a fan of raw and atmospheric occult black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Caverns Of Wewelsburg". 8.5 out of 10."
Occult Black Metal 'Zine
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