12" Illusions In The Wake LP #101185
Please be aware that this is a pre-order item. Expected to ship on or around April 22, 2022 *
Release Date: March 30, 2022
Due to this item being an import, the ship date has been set to allow for potential delays. We expect the item to ship sooner and we will adjust the ship date once we have final confirmation.
These are high quality LPs that come in an extra thick gatefold packaging. There are three unique colour variants, with each one of them being strictly limited to 100 nos. each. The sleeves have a metallic effect all over and there's even embossing done on the logos and UV lamination on parts of the layout.
Please bear in mind that these colours are for representational purpose only and the actual products may differ. Also the shipping date is tentative and it's likely that the LPs will be shipped out sooner, depending on the backlog at the pressing plants.
Item ships out on or around March 30, 2022
On only their debut full length, US band Noltem have crafted an album with astonishing maturity and emotional depth. Their brand of atmospheric black metal is virtually flawless, blending all the elements that make this style of music work. It's got perfectly tempered music, melodies that greatly enhance the expression of the inherently black metal riffing, elegant acoustic passages, tasteful keyboard sections, soaring guitar solos, vocals that go hand-in-hand with the plaintive music and much more. The song-structuring is akin to the retelling of someone's heartfelt life story - it's multi-faceted, encompassing countless myriad emotions, and immaculately put together as if the outcome was predetermined and executed to perfection. The 40-min album gets over before you even realize it, but that's because it's way too easy to get absolutely immersed in its beauty and lose track of reality. Albums like these don't come by very often, and Noltem have just concocted a masterpiece here.