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Slit Throat Requiem


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sonikdeath77 Stands alongside 'In The Nightside Eclipse' as my favourite 'symphonic' black metal. Unrelenting intensity, first class performances. So much detail behind the ice wall blast.
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Facundo Batista The production on this album is everything, one of the best synth sounds I've ever heard on black metal. Favorite track: Slit Throat Requiem.
Take a walk through the catacombs of hell with this album. An unusually fast and intense take on symphonic black metal which is unnervingly eerie and laudably grandiose, both at the same time. Favorite track: Of Crimson Eyes.
Infamous Heel-Filcher
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Infamous Heel-Filcher Brutal, soaring blackened death. Favorite track: Beasts Of Horn And Wing.
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Ippocalyptica Further proving that Alex Poole has the black metal Midas touch, Slit Throat Requiem almost certainly represents the single best album created by Lord Poole and company (this time under the Gardghastr name), taking all of the best elements of Chaos Moon’s Eschaton Mémoire, but adding more aggression and reducing the “ethereal” aspects of that album’s atmosphere. If this description does not adequately tell you what to expect, then just think of this as a more muscular, technical, and better-produced interpretation of Emperor’s In the Nightside Eclipse (although this is also unfair, as Slit Throat Requiem is very much its own beast). Instrumental performances all around are magisterial (but what else would you expect from Poole, the Blackburns, and Swartadaupuz?), with keyboards used prominently but very tastefully, and the vocals, courtesy of Glömd, are perfect for this style of black metal. This is essential listening, so please do the right thing, and do it soon.
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BobbyG Judging by the first 2 preorder tracks, I'd say this album will be a masterpiece. Although I don't expect anything less from these guys. Very excited to hear the full length.
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Outro 04:03


GARDSGHASTR a new black metal entity created by the forces comprised of prolific members culled from elite black metal artists Bekëth Nexëhmü and Chaos Moon unleash their debut album “Slit Throat Requiem” (out on April 26 on CD/2LP/Digital), an epic bewitching overwhelming symphonic black metal maelstrom that harkens back to the glory of the unparalleled Norwegian black metal scene of the ‘90s.

Manifesting in a grandiloquent yet strident and powerful sound with a production that mirrors and ensnares the textures that were once produced from the confines of Greighallen Studios back in the ancient times, “Slit Throat Requiem” is a relentless black metal bombardment that flourishes through an overbearing wall-of-sound awash on dark ominous unmerciful atmosphere.

The central theme behind “Slit Throat Requiem” through the eyes of vocalist Glömd sees this monument as an “Invocation of darkness, both in human and spiritual forms, that intertwines various dimensions. It summons the old ages and mysticism of centuries past, while acting as a harbinger for humanity's consequential end. The disdain of empty souls thus being conquered by adversarial revenge, on earth and beyond. Destruction exceeding comprehension coalesces with the forthcoming diabolical rule. The end times, Ragnarok, the Apocalypse; our despondent sermon of "Slit Through Requiem.""

Heavily orchestral on all fronts, from the ambient sound-generating guitar assault, the pounding battery, glorious sounding keyboards, and the piercing vocal incantations spewed forth, “Slit Throat Requiem” emerges as a black metal attestation to the genre’s true spirit and manifesting flame. A testimony compulsory in today’s black metal landscape.

Glömd – lead vocals
Swartadaupuz – guitars, bass, backing vox
Esoterica – guitars, bass, and keyboards
S. Blackburn – guitars, bass, and keyboards
J. Blackburn - drums


released April 26, 2019


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