Bud Metal Records and Kult of Medusa Productions proudly present the digital release of the Kabexnuv / Dol Guldur (Brazil) split album "Wings of Black Holocaust." Features two brand new Kabexnuv songs "Spectres in the Western Forest" and "Floating Embers from the Black Flames," and contains the complete cassette demo tracks remixed for this CD/Digital release. The digital album contains the Kabexnuv tracks only, following the wishes of the eternally obscure misanthropists Dol Guldur to remain free from the digital realm. Kabexnuv offers 42 minutes of raw black metal with dense atmosphere, influenced by occult and Thelemic rituals.
Full release available from Bud Metal Records (firstname.lastname@example.org
) on Limited Edition hand numbered CD of only 100 copies contains the exclusive Dol Guldur tracks (not available digitally).
"Misanthropist and Occult entities united in league to spread Black Metal kaos upon the ruins of this dead world!!! Don't expect anything other than a bitter form of art. Kabexnuv invoke the Occult aura and Evil through a raw atmospheric way to execute the Black Metal art under the sign of the Hawk! Dol Guldur summon the vultures to feast upon the ruins of mankind through a raw and cold Black Metal filled with hatred and sense of misanthropy!"
"An art of hawks and vultures...
Total pure fucking katharsis...
The black wings shall cover everyone..
None will escape from the holocaust!!"
"I was pleased to get a copy of this release, especially with it being limited, to just 100 copies. Which means it may already be sold out for all I know. But I believe you can buy Kabexnuv’s half of this release digitally (which by the way alone clocks in at over half an hour), Dol Guldur tracks, on the other hand, are exclusive to this disc. To make matters worse, I have heard Dol Guldur’s 20 copies of this release, were seized by the Brazilian postal system and not returned to them. First up, on this split, is Canadian black metallers Kabexnuv, they play in the early 90s Scandinavian bm tradition, just pure stripped down hate. Kabexnuv create a real cryptic, grim and bleak atmosphere, with their music that I like very much. I also really like the harsh bm rapsing vocals, they are classic as fuck and great. The recording is dripping with an extreme low-fi tone, which really suits this kind of music, which in my opinion, benefits from a raw production. I read a blurb somewhere, that some of the music and structuring on this release was purposely done organically (improvised), to create a more natural feel. I think at times it achieves this, at other times it really shows through, some structuring really suffers, and certain sections or songs, run on a little too long for their own good. But all in all, it really achieves that cold, hateful atmosphere it set out to create. Dol Guldur has a bit of a fuller sound, the production is not as low-fi and raw as the Kabexnuv tracks, but it is still a pretty raw and harsh recording, in it’s own right.
Dol Guldur possess a little more pace and urgency in their music, the drums are more noticeable and integral to the music too, compared to their split comrades. I like the section in their first track, where they slow things down, strip things down, it goes into trance-like territory and the sparsely used vocals are truly frightening, and a very jarringly atmospheric counterpoint, which is all really unsettling in a very cool way. The songs themselves are honestly fairly unremarkable. Having said that, they do succeed extremely well in creating a dark, obscure vibe, and with old school bm that is all that matters sometimes, the atmosphere you convey with the music, it transcends the sum of it’s parts. I know this release is going to be hard to get a hold of, but I would recommend this, to fans of early 90s raw metal who can not enough of this type of audio plague." Dale Roy, Canadian Assault 'Zine