Today, rising Belarusian black metallers Dkharmakhaoz stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Proclamation ov the Black Suns, at heavily trafficked web-portal Black Metal Daily. Set for international release on July 31st via Iron Bonehead Productions, hear Dkharmakhaoz‘s Proclamation ov the Black Suns in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Dkharmakhaoz is a mysterious, two-person entity hailing from Belarus. Despite their otherwise-new standing, the black metal these Belarusians create is firmly rooted in classic second-wave black metal from the ’90s but just as equally working with palatably modern iterations of obsidian. The soundfield across Proclamation ov the Black Suns, the band’s first public recording, is robust and muscular yet subtly strange; although by no means aiming for anything qualitatively “industrial,” there’s nevertheless a certain post-apocalyptic vibe to its clanging ‘n’ crunchy surge. Riffs are gutted above and below, guitar and bass both working together to weave dense expressions of dread and darkness, but there’s simultaneously a levitational aspect which makes Dkharmakhaoz astute practitioners of atmosphere as they are of black METAL. No doubt, that metal element is surely emphasized across the album’s seven-song/36-minute runtime, as well as a nightsky melodicism that favorably puts the record in paradigmatic No Fashion territory.
A timeless creation paradoxically breathing modernism, Dkharmakhaoz‘s Proclamation ov the Black Suns is an eclipse worth witnessing. Refresh, regenerate, reignite!
Fully refresh/regenerate/reignite exclusively HERE, courtesy of Black Metal Daily. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Dkharmakhaoz’s Proclamation ov the Black Suns
1. The Cycle ov Omega
2. The Way with the Serpent Entwined
3. Beyond the Transcendental Luminescence
4. Proclamation ov the Black Suns
5. Chthonic Rites ov Fertility
7. Reu Nu Pert Em Hru