Purity ThroughFire sets January 31st, 2021 as the international release date for Meister Leonhardt‘s striking debut album, Meister Leonhardt, on CD format. The vinyl version shall arrive during the spring.
Meister Leonhardt a new entity thriving on the old bones, dust, and hoarfrost. A mysterious entity hailnig from Moscow, Russia, Meister Leonhardt consists of members of such well-established underground outfits as Thy Grave, Dekonstruktor, Goatpsalm, and Frozen Ocean among others. Named after one of Gustav Meyrink’s most inspiring short novels, the band presents its own opinion of what nowadays black metal should sound like.
Fittingly, Meister Leonhardt‘s debut recording is self-titled and is a six-song mini-album comprising a throttling ‘n’ thrilling 27 minutes. With deep respect to black metal traditions, Meister Leonhardt works in conjunction with raw sound and deep atmospheres, with anthemic melodic lines and clearly hateful vocals atop, all done with a live ‘n’ loose physicality – and all in opposition to most modern “black metal” trends. As such, Meister Leonhardt the record is a conceptual work, based on the aforementioned Meyrink mini-novel, representing the narrative but reimagining it in its own way.
From deepest desolation to barely restrained violence, Meister Leonhardt skillfully span true black metal’s extremes, and with their self-titled debut present the very start of the Grand Journey to Nowhere.
Begin that journey with the brand-new track “The Crown of Consenescence” HERE at Purity ThroughFire‘s official YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Meister Leonhardt’s Meister Leonhardt
1. The Coldest Fire [2:10]
2. The Crown Of Consenescence [6:11]
3. Of Things Never Finished [4:34]
4. Nystagmus [3:50]
5. Thirst and Spiritual Infirmity [6:18]
6. The Greatest Of Circles [3:48]