Featured Band July 29th: Chiral
During Fall 2016, passing through 2 demos, 2 split albums, 1 EP and 2 full-lengths, Chiral will release his new record, offering his new personal approach to black metal -in the Italian way-.
His compositions shine of a dim light dwelling through the branches, alternating solar as well as gloomy moments. Folkish instruments are used to guide the listener through contemplation, while gentle veils of synths are crafting a misty and mysterious aura. If the dreamy and hypnotic atmospheres of Lustre met the breathless wonder of Fall of Rauros’ melodies and the wild-raw guitar lines of Wolves In The Throne Room that would be probably what Chiral sounds like.
Chiral is an Italian one-man band, from the countryside near Piacenza, set up at the end of 2013.
Chiral incorporates musical elements of the North-East USA Cascadian Black Metal (like Wolves In The Throne Room and Agalloch), atmospheric as well as raw black metal influences (such as Burzum and Ulver) with a special taste for acoustic instruments by the likes of Opeth and Falls of Rauros.
Latter inspirations came directly from mammoth post-rock acts by the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Caspian and MONO.
The lyrical themes are mainly based on introspection, nature, solitude, pain, death and love.
Fall of 2016 sees the release of Gazing Light Eternity, Chiral’s third long-awaited full-length album. Gazing Light Eternity is introduced as the natural consequence of Chiral’s previous work, Night Sky. Even though the new album walks in a similar pathway of its predecessor, it definitely shows a more mature nuance of black art, gently infused with post-rock and ambient music.
With this new release, Chiral also gives advanced notice of a future all-acoustic folk album to be recorded in Winter 2016.
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