“Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not change their orbits, and the luminaries which are in the heaven,
how they all rise and set in order each in its season, and transgress not against their appointed order.
Behold ye the earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it from first to last, how steadfast they are…” – The Book Of Enoch
So convinced are we of our superiority and importance; so sure that we stand but one step from godhood. We build our towering monuments in a futile bid for immortality and create our religions and philosophies that explain our place at the pinnacle of existence. Yet what are we really but dust? Tiny particles gifted brief windows of sentient existence… No matter how we rail at the heavens and insist upon our precious uniqueness and power, we are but a fleeting breath in the cold and endless halls of eternity.
Both the chilling realisation of humankind’s utter insignificance and the calm acceptance of that truth are explored within the vast scope of Druon Antigon’s debut of cosmic black metal, Desontstijging. From harsh, unflinching diatribes against self deception, to awe filled wanderings amongst the impossible vastness of the celestial bodies and the cold, black eternities that lie between the stars; this is an album like no other. Furious blast beats and riffs of ice break upon steel spikes of electronics, dissipating into visionary soundscapes. Raging, howling vocals tear through endless skies before being slowly frozen into silence and left tumbling through the limitless expanses of space. Far from hopeless, the music of Druon Antigon guides us from delusions of grandeur to the understanding of true possibilities. These songs that balance soul-shredding fear and exhilarating discovery, explore alien extremes and human emotion and walk the hinterlands of both perfect peace and endless war are striving to encompass so much more than we ever stumble across in our blinkered day-to-day existence. Desontstijging is ambitious, challenging, confrontational and also incredibly rewarding.
Embraced by Onism Productions, a label which is building a reputation for nurturing exceptional and unusual talent Druon Antigon are perfectly placed to speak their fearsome truths to the world. On December 4th their words will ring out through our broken society, offering a vision beyond the tattered glories of deluded men. Leave the lies to be covered by the shifting sands and look to the stars for salvation.
Line-up: All music and lyrics written and recorded by Lennart Janssen
Genre: Cosmic Black Metal
For fans of: Darkspace | Germ | Battle Dagorath | Inter Arma