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BEHERIT - Long Awaited Sixth Album Out Now, Available For Streaming In Full

Finnish cult black metallers Beherit, who are one of the most legendary names in the history of black metal, and also one of the most infamous, have now released a surprise album titled Bardo Exist via KVLT. This is Beherit's highly anticipated sixth album, and indeed, this album is a "surprise" in many ways, as Beherit remain predictably unpredictable. When one's definition of black metal prizes unorthodoxy, then it only makes perfect sense that Holocausto here reinvigorates his dark ambient approach of the past, yet recasts it in a brilliant new light.

Formed in 1989 and intermittently active for the majority of the '90s, their work during this period was extremely influential if not largely hated by normal "black metal" people. The sheer savagery shown on their early '90s demos laid the foundation for the bestial metal subgenre that would blossom in the new millennium, and the 1993 debut album Drawing Down The Moon fused unapologetic primitivism with eerie mystical atmospheres, thereby birthing a landmark record.

Exceptionally dark but with kaleidoscopic colors emanating from a wide spectrum of sound, Bardo Exist moves like a dream set to film. The tones are vibrant and ethereal and often menacing; rhythms pulse mechanically when need be, or disintegrate altogether; Holocausto's vocals similarly come in when need be, but get mulched in a most nightmarish manner; and often does trumpet-like instrumentation linger like an ominous fog across the album's compact 38-minute runtime. The entire new album, Bardo Exist, is now available for streaming and you can hear it in the player below. Link