Today, Iron Bonehead Productions is releasing the debut album of the Ukrainian one-woman black metal band Ieschure, the creation of Lilita Arndt from Rivne, which is fittingly named The Shadow. We’re helping spread the word through a full stream of the album in this post.
As I listened to the album for the first time, I had a place in my notes where I just jotted words that came to mind, unbidden — words intended to express the atmosphere and emotional sensations conveyed by the music and the voices. And those were: haunting, preternatural, nocturnal, cold, depressive, sinister, hallucinatory, hypnotic, beautiful, and… perhaps most to the point… hopeless. Continue reading »