Eleven years after forming, Ascension remain unflagging in their dedication to creating intelligent and expectations-shattering black metal. From their 2009 demo to their previous full length, released four years ago, the German cult have consistently pushed themselves, and the genre with it. And now, as we near the imminent release of their third full length, we are finally given a taste of what darkly wondrous spectacles lie ahead.
“‘Dreaming in Death’ feels like the natural choice to give a first glimpse into the album,” says the band. “It’s a straight forward track, powerful yet melodic at times. Underneath it has this strange, feverish pulse. Something that is immanent in the whole album. Lyrically it is misanthropy incarnate: a pretty known theme used as a scornful statement on mankind’s inferior place upon the sacrificial altar of true ancient forces. Something that cannot be measured by numbers or described by words. Something that lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and terror. Something of true greatness.”
From Ascension’s third album, Under Ether, here is “Dreaming in Death:”
Get Under Ether March 30th on CD, LP, and digital formats from W.T.C.