Cosmic Burial - Impakt (2020)


Unleashing a very dreamy and ethereal debut release, today we have Cosmic Burial and “Impakt”. Featuring over 75 minutes of instrumental music, this album goes from the bowels of hell, thanks to some furious BM onslaughts, to the depths of space, thanks to hypnotic atmospherics. Led by V. V. of Nachtig and Valosta Varjoon, this one-man battalion creates a very unique and enigmatic sound that will enshroud the listener from start to end.

Setting a very bleak mood with “EO40”, the track dabbles between solemn keyboards and harsh melodic riffs. Similar to bands like Lustre, but with a simpler tone and a more direct approach. Tracks like “VK184” nicely experiment with different tempos and create very unique melodic passages that can be considered brilliant headbanging moments. There is a certain magical aura behind the music, and this is thanks to the crafty use of synths.

Our favorite track is the punishing “101995” and its weeping guitars. This song has a very powerful depressive vibe with some sprinkles of hope thrown into the mix. It is quite impressive how this release features super long songs that feel like seconds as they ease the listener into a trance-like state. The closer “9942” rounds up the album with another mid-tempo sidereal journey that is quite intoxicating and magical at the same time. If you are looking for an atmospheric BM release minus the vocals, that will transport you to outer worlds, this is the one for 2020.

Band: Cosmic Burial Album: Impakt

Label: Purity Through Fire

Release: April 30th, 2020

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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: Germany

Rating: 93/100

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