Inter Arma follow up their universally acclaimed ‘Sky Burial’ with the epic 40+ minute one-song ‘The Cavern’ ep. Recorded during breaks from the relentless touring the band did on the ‘Sky Burial’ album with the likes of Baroness, Russian Circles and more, this new ep is the ultimate exhibition of the genius that Inter Arma have always hinted at. Unparalleled musicianship meets the soulfully deranged vocalis of Mike Paparo to create
one of the most impressive pieces of metal to be released this year. Shifting from Americana laced Black Metal to doom to stoner rock to prog all within a single song, Inter Arma’s ‘The Cavern’ is an opus that will surely be heralded for years to come along the likes of Sleep’s ‘Dopesmoker’ as a work of true artistic vision and endurance.
Mantar is a two piece monster from northern germany. debut: “death by burning” recorded in early 2013. no fancy art production -> just raw display of power. the half german / half turkish band exists for not even a year. true battle hymns and sinister sounds of darkness. no gimmicks, no image, pure rage. bone crushin’ like the berzerker’s path. in spite of the fact no bassguitar has been used on the record, MANTAR manages to sound even meaner and heavier than a five piece band due to superior skills in general. Flogging beats and blackened melodies meet feedback orgies and doom mayhem.