LINDSKOLD "THE MAJESTY OF THE LIDLESS EYE" CDr (AOW 31)
Lindskold returns with another approximation of traditional black metal aestheticism if not methodology. Created almost entirely from processed vocals, "The Majesty of the Lidless Eye" is at once another slab of gurgling, tortured sludge vomiting its way through the speakers, but also a hypnotic and slightly empirical tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Tolkien's mythology has been the fodder for a prodigious amount of black metal output since the movement's inception, and here Lindskold honors that tradition (especially in the evocation of magnificent bands like Summoning and Kinstrife & Blood) while simultaneously pushing it towards a more extreme and noise-focused universality.
Altar Of Waste is pleased to present this re-recidivist black metal tapestry in a DVD case with artwork assembled and constructed by Cory Strand, in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $18 rest of world.