As the opening track of “Hymn To The Woeful Hearts“, ‘The Cloak Of Disquiet‘ immediately evokes the feelings of pain and loss and displays PURE WRATH‘s well-known signature sound. The Indonesian Black Metal band fluidly blends ferocious guitar riffs, drum blasts, wild screams as well as clear vocals and epic melodies to craft a nostalgic and wistful atmosphere.
Today, Debemur Morti Productions present ‘The Cloak Of Disquiet‘ in collaboration with Black Metal Promotion. Listen to the track below:
Mastermind Januaryo narrates about its creation:
“All of the songs from “Hymn To The Woeful Hearts” were written on the acoustic guitar. Normally, I record all structured material roughly on my phone before I start the pre-production process. Then I create the whole distorted rhythms, fills and leads with programmed drum parts. They were really basic though. After all the drafts were done, Yurii composed his own drum lines. I wanted to unleash this song first, because it has this straightforward feeling, a stable dynamic and it feels like it has no end. It is as if the whole album is summarized in one song!“
Composer Januaryo Hardy was responsible for vocals, guitars, bass, synths and lyrics, while Yurii Kononov (ex-WHITE WARD) handled the drums. Dice Midyanti provided additional piano and cello elements. Further information about the album can be found here.
“Hymn To The Woeful Hearts” will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally on February 18th. The album can be pre-ordered from the label’s EU, US and Bandcamp shops. The exclusive special DMP edition is only available from the label’s EU and Bandcamp shops.
Indonesian PURE WRATH began in mid-2014 as a primitive black metal solo project of multi-instrumentalist Ryo. Starting in 2016, Ryo began to shift the lyrical and thematic content of PURE WRATH to be more in line with his own life and family history. This paradigm shift resulted in the debut record, “Ascetic Eventide,”released in 2017 through the Indonesian label Hitam KelamRecords, selling out within four months.
Following the success and positive feedback of the debut, Ryo was contacted by the Mexican label Throats Productions to arrange a vinyl rerelease of “Ascetic Eventide.” Not long after, the split release “Endless Journey” between PURE WRATH and French symphonic black metal project ONIRISM was released through Throats Productions at the end of 2017.
In mid-2018, Ryo began writing what would become the second PURE WRATH record, “Sempiternal Wisdom.” It was released in October 2018 through Pest Productions in China and Hitam Kelam Records in Indonesia.
As of 2019, Ryo is ready to bring PURE WRATH to a live setting and created a follow up EP to “Sempiternal Wisdom.” Proudly released via Debemur Morti Productions in 2020, the EP “The Forlorn Soldier” served as a bridge to the upcoming PURE WRATH full length record, and featured Yurii Kononov (ex-WHITE WARD) as a session drummer. With “Hymn To The Woeful Hearts”, PURE WRATH will unleash their third album on February 18th, 2022.