There is a uniquely self-possessed otherness to Selbst’s take on crushingly immersive Black Metal - encompassing as it does contemporary French and Icelandic strains of transcendent dissonance, hammer-blows subsumed from the mid ‘90s Norwegian canon, the alienated textures of DSBM and the belligerent singularity of the Polish hordes tempered on occasion with melodic sensibilities akin to top-tier post-Black Metal.
Above all, this is a record that exploits its spacious production to revel in guitar-work of the highest order: utilising a crystalline, vicious and palpable tone which bleeds and breaks in all the right places, almost through-composed volleys of hypnotic arpeggios and liquescent leads invoke a series of stunning non-linear ascents and suddenly poignant leaps towards jagged ancient formations below.
A self-assured display of tumultuous Black Metal mastery.
Relatos de angustia was released on August 7 2020 through Debemur Morti Productions.ù
N: vocals, guitars, bass
Nebiros Sad: Drum session
Rogger Canonico: Vocals (clean) (track 7)