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VOËMMR - Unveils First Track Out Off Upcoming Debut Album

Portuguese raw black metallers Voëmmr will release their debut album entitled Nox Maledictvs on 31st October through Harvest of Death - a division of Signal Rex Records. A so-far-shadowy entity, Voëmmr hail from the currently-hot Portuguese raw black metal scene. Specifically, the band is a part of the clandestine Aldebaran Circle, which includes Ordem Satânica, Trono Além Morte and Occelenbriig. Like those contemporaries, Voëmmr eschew any sort of social-media presence - or any internet presence at all, for that matter - preferring instead to work on their bewitching black metal conjurations far away from any sort of ego-enhancing public awareness; their means and methods are, rather, rooted in the ancient ways of the 90s, like their massively prolific (and massively fuck-off) forebears in the French black legions.
Nevertheless, what Voëmmr accomplish across Nox Maledictvs defies comparison - or, at times, comprehension. The Portuguese entity's first public recording, Nox Maledictvs is a work of shimmeringly ugly magickal frequencies, sick and rotten and malnourished yet somehow strangely beautiful in their malodorous malaise. Unapologetically raw (and often impenetrably so), Voëmmr create a sound that's immediately identifiable as "black metal", but swim deeper into their naked and ripped-raw waters and one will find a particularly peculiar execution of such. Each of these eight tracks crawl into being like a witch being tortured, with piercing screams and adroit riffs reverberating around in a vacuum that could only be likened to an empty'n'cobwebbed cathedral - or dungeon, or both - with drums pounding primitively and ghostly organ floating to the fore. Suicidal aggression ensues, and yet Voëmmr exude a keen awareness of dynamics, often allowing the soundfield space and heightening the tension further. Amidst all this is a malformed sort of melodicism that's simply haunting, hearkening at times to classic deathrock. Not for nothing, then, was Nox Maledictvs recorded during two nights in a abandoned farm on the countryside.
While the raw Portuguese scene continues to assert its dominance in the black metal underground, we hereby present its strangest new standard: Voëmmr's Nox Maledictvs. Hear the first example named "VIII", out off this sterling strangeness in the Soundcloud player below. Link