After releasing two well-received EPs — αμβροτος in 2018 and Cosmic Annulus in 2019 — the Greek black metal band Ambrotos are now poised to released their striking debut album Transcendental Mastery.
Lyrically inspired by pre-Socratic philosophy and ancient cosmology (represented by Khaos Diktator Design‘s stunning cover art, depicting Empedocles’ idea of the Origin of Cosmos), the band have fashioned melodically memorable music of fiery and forlorn intensity that’s capable of reaching towering heights of extravagant and mythic power.
As proof, we present a gripping video for the new album’s second single, a breathtaking onslaught named “Aeras, The Infinite“.
There truly is no time for any deep breaths. Here, Ambrotos launch a brazen barrage of bombast and bonfire. Racing at a furious pace, and armed with equally furious and inflamed vocals, the band discharge fleet-fingered riffs and nimble bass-lines at a jet-fueled pace.
The drumming ejects bullet-spitting blasts, inflicts skull-splitting hammer blows, and electrifies the song with acrobatic fills, while the guitars dart and swirl in glorious fashion, and descend into grim seething tones that bring daunting darkness to the forefront.
Transcendental Mastery will be jointly released by Satanath Records (Georgia) with The End Of Time Records (Ireland) and Yahuar Mallcu Records (Colombia), and they recommend it for fans of Rotting Christ and Hellenic black metal in general.
The album was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered George Nerantzis (Abbath, Dark Funeral), and it’s available for pre-order now.
We also invite you to listen to the first single from the album, “Void“, which is a free download at Bandcamp. It’s no less thrilling than today’s premiere, but creates a more ominous, bleak, and beleaguered mood, with sounds of torment amidst the turbulence (and varying vocals as well). It will get your head moving too, even as its dire melodies hook themselves in your head.