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Watershed Between Firmament And The Realm of Hyperborea


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ScottishCadaver Gabriele may as well be considered a Musical-Savant for Composing, Writing, and/or even being able to *Conceive* of these types of Musical Concepts & Complexities ~ Let-alone PLAY/PERFORM them at his age! This is truly a Magnificent piece of Art here... Be it BlackMetal or *not*, whatever you want to call this; It’s something worth taking-note of FOR SURE. Almost Mantra-esq at certain points, *even* for as much Attention that this Album DEMANDS from you. Imagine Ulcerate + Gorguts + Krallice, with a *touch* of Jute Gyte ~ And you essentially have The Clearing Path.... Perfect 10/10 my good man; Kudos. Favorite track: Ankhtkheperura In Thee (A Mystical Enlightenment).
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elox_ Semplicemente, il miglior album del 2017, il canto del cigno di un anno pieno di uscite monumentali.
Un disco colossale, composto da riff cosmici, grida abrasive e agghiaccianti ed una sezione ritmica spaventosa ma anche di cori celestiali, atmosfere ariose ed una (molto) ben celata vena melodica.
Ah, l'ho già detto che è stato scritto e composto interamente da una singola persona? Favorite track: Stargazer Monolith.
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GeN2Mo The closest I feel I can come to a description of my experience of this album is that it is like the sounds of Gorguts and Lykathea Aflame merging. But not just in auditory patterns, in composition, riffing styles,etc. It's also in regard to the aural worlds of their music. The distinct space and atmosphere that those patterns and techniques form and populate with moving entities. Which is simply wonderful to hear unfold around me as someone deeply influenced by those artists. Favorite track: Ankhtkheperura In Thee (A Mystical Enlightenment).
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My shadow’s lost In deep cosmos you’ll reborn Far realms of true absence You will spread your light Illumina (The book of life is closed forever)
Majestic flames chasing your aura Enveloping Your lit eyes He did not lie there as if sleeping Before Creation God’s movements without a flaw Form and matter Pure and conjoined In his eternity beyond time, past all others’ understanding The eternal love showed himself In new love as he desired Not to gain any good - for himself Since that cannot be so but so that his His reflected light shining, might say: I am God’s movement over these waters was not a process of before or after
To us up here you are the torch of noon Blazing with love, and for the mortals down There you are the living fount The living fountain of hope The eyes God loves and reverences the most Fastened upon his praying this praying saint Displayed how deeply she is pleased by a devout prayer Her eyes, her eyes turned to the eternal Light Into whose depth we get lost My sight, my sight becomes crystal clear Piercing deep through the rays Substance and accidents and their relations I saw as though they fused (in such a way) That what I say is but a gleam of light Flooded in my tears of joy Her eyes, her eyes turned to the eternal Light Into whose depth we get lost My sight, my sight becomes crystal clear Piercing deep through the rays In darkness I’ll paint thousand twilights on my way Through nebulas, matter and comets glaring trails In darkness I’ll paint thousand sunsets on my way Through nebulas, matter and comets stars ablaze
“We are Hyperboreans; we know very well how far off we live. 'Neither by land nor by sea will you find the way to the Hyperboreans'—Pindar already knew this about us. Beyond the north, ice, and death—our life, our happiness...” (Frederich Nietzsche)


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Gabriele Gramaglia, the young Italian artist behind SUMMIT - which debuted on I, Voidhanger Records in 2016 - is back on the scene with his oldest project, THE CLEARING PATH and with a pivotal release enclosing the circle of the otherworldly concept begun with the previous full-length, “Watershed Between Earth and Firmament” (2015).

This time the music evolves in a way more complex opus which ranges from hellacious riffs and tremendous shrieks to atmospheric and meticulous progressions and passages of lucid insanity, exploring the most distant landscapes of the unknown cosmos and the most benighted and metaphysical aspects of the Universe, imprinting into the listener a profound sense of dismay and contemplation.
The result is “Watershed Between Firmament And The Realm of Hyperborea”, a powerful and relentless album, variegated and eclectic yet organic and solid. A stellar work of extreme, dissonant metal madness, with ambient drifts and thoughtful soundscapes.


released December 8, 2017

Gabriele Gramaglia - all instruments and vocals

Recorded during winter 2016/2017 by Gabriele Gramaglia
Main Guitars reamped by Colin Marston in Thousand Caves Studio
Mixed by Stefano Lattanzio and Gabriele Gramaglia
Mastered at Sweetspot Studio in Athens

Parts of lyrics readapted from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy

Cover art by Altar of Sorrow
Layout bt Francesco Gemelli

Cat. Nr. IVR089


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