From a thematic point of view, the lyrics in Russian (but an English translation is provided) tap into the Christian religion to deal with some existential themes like death to show the desolating emptiness of existence and the absurdity of religion.
The other aspects of the album such as production and musicianship are also perfect. Everything on this album is studied in detail, which makes Black Wisdom all the more a masterpiece of modern black metal.
Release date: 30 October 2015 on Aesthetics of Devastation. The author of the cover art is the Italian artist Sergio Padovani.
Arsago Guitars, Vocals
Text by Herjann