|Band:||Vnder A Crvmbling Moon|
|Genre:||Doom Metal, Black Metal, Post-Metal|
|Release Date:||19th of May, 2023|
|Released via||Church Road Records|
|Cover Artwork||Church Road Records|
Summer is coming. With it, the heat is coming. Cities getting warmer, the asphalt seems to be burning at times. On top of that: sweaty humans. For all the reasons to rejoice about summer being here, there is still a lot to be annoyed about and staying inside.
Vnder A Crvmbling Moon make music for your personal isolation. Consisting of former members of Garganjua, Conjurer and Codex Alimentarius, their debut I: Oblivion feels like the wish to be living in that lone home on the hill seen on the cover. The whole album feels like a 5-serpentine uphill battle to the top of isolation-mountain and those serpentines don’t joke around.
I: Oblivion is Doom Metal, with Black Metal sprinkles and a hint of melancholia. Although being mostly buried by sludgy lava in form of massive riffs, there are always those subtle guitar melodies (“A Call from the Void“) and even clean vocals can be heard (“Destruction” and “Salvation“).
This mixture makes I: Oblivion a very rewarding listen. With each passing minute you feel heavier and heavier but in a good sense. This record is like an abyssal therapy blanket: comfortably crushing.