Country: Russia
Title: Mesmerizing Tentacles
Label: Independent
Year: 2018
Style: Symphonic Black Metal

Strictly limited to only 33 hand-numbered copies, this Single CDR offers 4 tracks as preview of what's to come in 2019, like an advance tape from back in the '90's. We're again served some raw, symphonic and synthetic Black Metal with weird psychedelic synths and tons of reverb and echoes on vocals that will give you the impression you're listening while on heavy abuse of magic mushrooms. Raw and fast paced, even brutal passages are blending with this phychedelic like atmosphere creating a unique result, but I warn you again (like in any and all Astarium releases' cases) this is a heavily synthetic music, with guitars and bass lines that sound more like PC built and operated than real instruments, and of course drum-machine to close the circle. At least it's original stuff somehow on the Mysticum path but not as polished.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 6.5/10