“Greece is the home of the gods,” Henry Miller wrote in The Colossus of Maroussi. “They may have died but their presence still makes itself felt.”
And, lord, does Agnes Vein seem determined to validate this sentiment on Deathcall, a beguiling and epic new album that deftly fuses transcendent, reality reconfiguring black metal with heart-of-the-ancients doom.
It is, in short, a darkly exhilarating collection of songs that feel like a reverberation of those gods.
If you’d like to check out a sonic/visual interpretation of that ritual, Decibel has the exclusive premiere of the elegant and harrowing video for the title track below.
Deathcall is out December 17 via Venerate Industries. Preorder from the label or Bandcamp.